Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3726

Incident date

July 23, 2019

Location

جبالا, Jbala, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and others injured, in airstrikes on Jbala, Idlib, on July 23rd.

Step Agency tweeted that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded when an explosive barrage hit the town of Jabala, south of Idlib.”

Syria Civil Defense reported that “a man was killed by the shelling of the helicopter by the Assad forces, in the neighborhoods of Jabala in the Idlib countryside.”

One source attributed the airstrikes to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime, while two others named only the Syrian regime. A further source did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Image Caption Translation: "A man was killed by the shelling of the helicopter by the Assad forces with the explosive barrel in the neighborhoods of Jabala in the Idlib countryside. Our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Image Caption Translation: "Civilian death of the air bombardment of the system on the village of "eastern Jabala" rural Idlib South." (via Kafar Zeita Post)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]