Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3751

Incident date

July 28, 2019

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Four to five civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ariha, Idlib, on July 28th.

Although Ariha Today initially cited three civilians killed, the same source later named four fatalities, all of whom were men.

Smart News reported that “the Syrian regime forces killed five civilians, and wounded 18 others, in addition to causing fire and destruction in cars and shops.”

Syria Civil Defense documented “four martyrs and 18 others wounded as a result of warplanes directly targeting the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning. For the third day in a row, the city is bombed.”

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

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18
  • 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, Rebel Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption Translation: " at least 5 civilians killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on the municipality building in the middle of Ariha city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 28. We point out that the same forces committed a massacre in the city the previous day." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos showing the location of military aircraft targeting residential neighborhoods in the southern city of Ariha Idlib." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos showing the location of military aircraft targeting residential neighborhoods in the southern city of Ariha Idlib." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos showing the location of military aircraft targeting residential neighborhoods in the southern city of Ariha Idlib." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos showing the location of military aircraft targeting residential neighborhoods in the southern city of Ariha Idlib." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos showing the location of military aircraft targeting residential neighborhoods in the southern city of Ariha Idlib." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Four martyrs and wounding 18 others, as a result of the bombing of warplanes targeted directly the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning, and for the third day in a row the city is bombed by the criminal lion." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Four martyrs and wounding 18 others, as a result of the bombing of warplanes targeted directly the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning, and for the third day in a row the city is bombed by the criminal lion." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Four martyrs and wounding 18 others, as a result of the bombing of warplanes targeted directly the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning, and for the third day in a row the city is bombed by the criminal lion." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Four martyrs and wounding 18 others, as a result of the bombing of warplanes targeted directly the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning, and for the third day in a row the city is bombed by the criminal lion." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Four martyrs and wounding 18 others, as a result of the bombing of warplanes targeted directly the most populated area in the city of Jericho in the countryside Idlib this morning, and for the third day in a row the city is bombed by the criminal lion." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Video Caption Translation: "The first scenes of the air strikes on the city of Jericho, leaving dead and wounded civilians." (via Step News)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Rebel Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Rebel Forces
  • Rebel Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18
  • 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, Rebel Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]