Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3678

Incident date

July 12, 2019

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes struck the cities of Idlib, Ma`ra al-Nu’man and Ariha in the north of Idlib, killing a combined total of six civilians including three children and two women and wounding up to 40.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime and reported that their warplanes fired missiles near al Sheikh Ahmad al Shaibani Mosque in Ariha city. The source added that “at least five civilians, including a child and two women, were killed”.

In a tweet, @ShahbaPress reported that in addition to five civilians who were killed, 15 were wounded including women and children.

Syrian Civil Defense forces, who were at the scene, claimed that six civilians were killed, including two women and a child. The source added that 22 others were injured, including eight children.

Ariha Today named those killed as Tarek Mustafa Ahmado, Nargis Izz al-Din, Fatima Ahmed Rihawi, Bakour Ahmado, Mahmoud Hamsho, Haj Taher Ahmado.

Step News reported in a preliminary toll that the airstrikes killed a child and a woman and wounded 20 civilians. In two following posts, the source reported that a total of six civilians were killed and 22 were wounded.

According to Shaam News, two of the six civilians were women and one was a child.

@SyrianCoalition claimed that three children and two women were among those killed and 40 women and children were wounded.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Tarek Mustafa Ahmado Child male https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed
  • Bakour Ahmado Adult male https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed
  • Haj Taher Ahmado 70 years old male https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed
  • Nargis Izz al-Din Adult female https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed
  • Fatima Ahmed Rihawi Adult female https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed
  • Mahmoud Hamsho Adult male https://www.facebook.com/ArihaToday/photos/a.245641522505160/767813060288001/?type=3&theater killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1–3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (45) [ collapse]

  • Video showing how victims of an alleged rocket attack on Ariha were recovered from the rubble on July 12th (via Step News).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying victims of an alleged Syrian regime airstrike on Al Sharqi neighborhood in Ariha city in Idlib on July 12th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer looking through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike struck Ariha on July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying victims of an alleged Syrian regime airstrike on Ariha city in Idlib on July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for victims through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike struck Ariha on July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching for victims through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike struck Ariha on July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Grieving man who's family was killed by an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Ariha on July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT The number of martyrs who rose as a result of the targeting of the military aircraft in the city of Jericho, south of Idlib to 5 martyrs." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Martyrs and wounded resulting from the raid of hatred of Syrian warplanes targeting the eastern residential neighborhoods in the city of Jericho" (via Ariha today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "3 martyrs of two women and a child as an initial result and 22 injured, mostly women, as a result of aerial bombardment of the Syrian air Force using high-explosive missiles in a popular neighborhood in the city of Jericho." (via Ariha Today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "3 martyrs of two women and a child as an initial result and 22 injured, mostly women, as a result of aerial bombardment of the Syrian air Force using high-explosive missiles in a popular neighborhood in the city of Jericho." (via Ariha Today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "3 martyrs of two women and a child as an initial result and 22 injured, mostly women, as a result of aerial bombardment of the Syrian air Force using high-explosive missiles in a popular neighborhood in the city of Jericho." (via Ariha Today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "3 martyrs of two women and a child as an initial result and 22 injured, mostly women, as a result of aerial bombardment of the Syrian air Force using high-explosive missiles in a popular neighborhood in the city of Jericho." (via Ariha Today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "3 martyrs of two women and a child as an initial result and 22 injured, mostly women, as a result of aerial bombardment of the Syrian air Force using high-explosive missiles in a popular neighborhood in the city of Jericho." (via Ariha Today)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "URGENT Three martyrs were killed as a result of the air strikes that targeted the city of Jericho, south of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1–3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]