Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3811

Incident date

August 16, 2019

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reported killed, and 20 injured, in airstrikes on Ariha, Idlib, on August 16th.

Both Shaam News and Step Agency reported that “Russian and Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes” on a number of cities and towns, causing a number of casualties, including “the fall of a child martyr in Ariha.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the child killed as Dalaa Khaldoun Bakir.

Meanwhile, Smart News cited “one killed and 20 wounded in shelling by regime warplanes in the city of Ariha south of Idlib.”

Justice Organization named the 20 civilians that had been injured in the attack.

Sources variously attributed the attack to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

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
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime forces killed a girl in Ariha city in Idlib: The girl Dalaa Khaldoun Bakir was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the middle of Ariha city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 16th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Image caption translation: "The child ( Dala`a muty`a Bakeer )was killed in the bombing of Russian warplanes and warplanes of the Assad regime in the city of Ariha in the southern countryside of Idlib, in addition to a number of wounded" (via Justice Organisation)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime 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
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]