Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3745

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Nine to twelve civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ariha, Idlib, on July 27th.

Although initial sources cited much lower figures, the numbers of those killed rose to nine to twelve as understanding of the events unfolded – with nine fatalities named by Ariha Today.

Of those killed, four to seven were children.

A further 22 to 30 were injured in the incident, 22 of whom were named by Ariha Today.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 11 civilians, including seven children and a woman, were killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Gharbi neighborhood in Ariha city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 27.”

Ariha Today documented “11 martyrs and more than 30 injuries, mostly children and women, as a result of the airstrike targeting the residential neighborhoods of the city, among the martyrs were displaced people from the area of Sinjar.”

Sources predominantly did not attribute blame or cited the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack. Meanwhile, three sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

@SyrianCoalition wrote that “there is no justification for international non-action to stop this genocide except the moral fall of the international community.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (2)

Family members (4)

Family members (3)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (4–7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–30
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image Caption Translation: "Two casualties and dozens of injuries in the initial toll of an air strike on Jericho in rural Idlib, and Civil Defense tries to rescue those trapped under the rubble." (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Two casualties and dozens of injuries in the initial toll of an air strike on Jericho in rural Idlib, and Civil Defense tries to rescue those trapped under the rubble." (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Two casualties and dozens of injuries in the initial toll of an air strike on Jericho in rural Idlib, and Civil Defense tries to rescue those trapped under the rubble." (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "international terrorism over our children # Jericho # Idleb led by # Russia and the # Assad terrorist regime. There is no justification for international non-action to stop this genocide except the moral fall of the international community." (via @SyianCoalition)
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    Image Caption Translation: "international terrorism over our children # Jericho # Idleb led by # Russia and the # Assad terrorist regime. There is no justification for international non-action to stop this genocide except the moral fall of the international community." (via @SyianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "international terrorism over our children # Jericho # Idleb led by # Russia and the # Assad terrorist regime. There is no justification for international non-action to stop this genocide except the moral fall of the international community." (via @SyianCoalition)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption Translation: "international terrorism over our children # Jericho # Idleb led by # Russia and the # Assad terrorist regime. There is no justification for international non-action to stop this genocide except the moral fall of the international community." (via @SyianCoalition)
  • Image Caption: "at least 11 civilians, including seven children and a woman, killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Gharbi neighborhood in Ariha city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 27." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Image Caption: "A body of a victim of the massacre in Ariha city in Idlib caused by Syrian regime bombing: Image showing a civil defense member carrying a child who was killed in fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes bombing on al Gharbi neighborhood in Ariha city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, causing a massacre, on July 27." (via Syrian Network for Huamn Rights)
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    Image caption translation: "URGENT: Rise of the martyrs to 11 martyrs in the city of Jericho # in the countryside of Idlib." (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Displaced from the town of Sinjar to Ariha # Today he lost five members of his family ... his wife and four children as a result of air raids on his house in the city of Jericho # Prev # Idlib" (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image Caption: " More than 25 injured as a result of the air strike that targeted the city of Ariha" (via Ariha Today)
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    Image Caption translation: "Three civilians were killed and 20 others were injured as a result of an air strike on civilian houses in the city of Jericho in the village of Idlib this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption translation: "Three civilians were killed and 20 others were injured as a result of an air strike on civilian houses in the city of Jericho in the village of Idlib this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption translation: "Three civilians were killed and 20 others were injured as a result of an air strike on civilian houses in the city of Jericho in the village of Idlib this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Image Caption translation: "Three civilians were killed and 20 others were injured as a result of an air strike on civilian houses in the city of Jericho in the village of Idlib this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "11 civilians, including five children, were killed and 22 others were injured in a horrific massacre carried out by the regime's aircraft against the residents of Jericho City in Idlib countryside this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "11 civilians, including five children, were killed and 22 others were injured in a horrific massacre carried out by the regime's aircraft against the residents of Jericho City in Idlib countryside this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "11 civilians, including five children, were killed and 22 others were injured in a horrific massacre carried out by the regime's aircraft against the residents of Jericho City in Idlib countryside this morning." (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    9 – 12
  • (4–7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–30
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]