Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3738

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

البوابية, Al Bawabiya, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians, including children, were reported killed, and one to five wounded, in airstrikes on Al Bawabiya, Aleppo, on July 25th.

Step News Agency stated that “in the southern countryside, the town of Al-Bawabiya was hit by air strikes from the warplanes, killing three people and wounding five.

The same source elsewhere reported that “the regime warplanes attacked al Bawabiya which led to the death of two children, five wounded civilians and huge destruction.”

Meanwhile, Smart News stated that “two children were killed and a woman was wounded by a bombardment of the warplanes on the village of Al-Bawabiya south of Aleppo.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 3 civilians, including two children (brothers), killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

Both Russian forces and the Syrian regime were named as the active belligerent in the attack by various sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Image showing a child wounded as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian Regime killed several civilians in Al Bawabiya village in Aleppo, on July 25 SNHR: at least 3 civilians, including two children (brothers), killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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 – 3
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]