Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3704

Incident date

July 19, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in airstrikes on an IDP camp in Hass, Idlib, on July 19th.

An additional one to two civilians were reported injured in the attack, along with substantial damage to residential structures.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the victim of the airstrikes as “Abdul Rahim Ahmad al Saghir, a displaced person from Kafr Zita city in Hama governorate northern suburbs”, who was “killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Rahma residential village for IDPs, located in east of Hass village.”

Smart News reported that “Syrian helicopter gunships bombarded residential buildings inhabited by displaced persons near the town of Hass, south of Idlib, north of Syria – killing an elderly man and injuring a civilian, as well as damaging residential buildings and property.”

According to this same source, “on Saturday, July 20, 2019, the head of Al Wafaa Charitable Society, Mohammad Ata, said that the helicopters of the regime bombed an explosive barrel containing about 11 residential buildings, inhabited by nearly 200 displaced families, killing one civilian and injuring another.”

Five sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while one named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. A further source did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Rahim Ahmad al Saghir Adult male Elderly IDP killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime bombed a residential village for IDPs in Hass village in Idlib: SNHR: Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on al Rahma residential village for IDPs located in east of Hass village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, resulted in casualties and partial damages to a number of residential buildings in the area, on July 19." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]