Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3783

Incident date

August 11, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reported killed, and four other civilians injured, in airstrikes on Hass, Idlib, on August 11th.

Macro Media Center stated that “a child was killed, and 3 other children and a man were injured after a MiG-23 fighter jet was shelled with residential neighborhoods in Hass town south of Idlib.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the child killed as Mohammad Thaer Qal`aji.

According to Baladi News and other sources, “the martyred child was an orphan whose parents were martyred in a [previous] massacre […] committed by Russian warplanes on October 26th, 2016”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles near Saned School for Orphans in Hass village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially damaging its building and furniture, on August 11th.”

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while three others named both Russian forces and the Assad regime in reports of the incident. A number of other sources 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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "The child Mohammad Thaer Qal`aji was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Hass village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 11, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Image Caption Translation: "The orphan Child Mohammad Thaer Qal`aji The child was killed today in his new eid clothes" (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime air strikes target the center of Hass town in southern Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of one child (the only for his parents ) and many wounded including two children" (via Shaam News)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime air strikes target the center of Hass town in southern Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of one child (the only for his parents ) and many wounded including two children" (via Shaam News)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime air strikes target the center of Hass town in southern Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of one child (the only for his parents ) and many wounded including two children" (via Shaam News)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime air strikes target the center of Hass town in southern Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of one child (the only for his parents ) and many wounded including two children" (via Shaam News)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime air strikes target the center of Hass town in southern Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of one child (the only for his parents ) and many wounded including two children" (via Shaam News)
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    Image Caption: "A child was killed and others were injured Sunday in an aerial bombardment targeting the village of Haas in the southern countryside of Idlib, amid increasing aerial bombardment on cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib, coinciding with clashes on several axes between rebels and Assad forces. Activists said that Assad's warplanes, with missiles, targeted the village of Haas in Idlib countryside, causing the death of a child and wounding others, the child "Mohammad Thaer Qal`aji", a lone of his family and his mother died during the massacre of pens and his father died long ago, according to activists." (via Shaam News)

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]