Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3825

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

الحامدية, Al Hamediya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One named civilian was reported killed and two White Helmet rescuers injured in a reported Russian strike on Al Hamediya in Idlib.

According to the Syrian Network, “Russian forces killed a civilian in al Hamediya area in Idlib: Abdul Qader Mahmoud al Asfar was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Hamediya area in south of Ma’aret al Numan city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 18.”

The Syrian Human Rights Commission also named Abdul Qader Mahmoud Al-Asfar, who it said had been killed by Russian strikes.

Step News reported that “a civilian was killed in Hamediya and two civil defense elements were injured as a result of the Russian airstrikes with a double raid.” Shaam News also reported one fatality from a Russian strike. Halaab Today said the unknown perpetrator had used “warplanes shelling with vacuum missiles.”

According to the Syrian Observatory, “A young man killed by shelling by warplane on Hamdediya Idlib southern countryside.” However images of Mr al Asfar published by others showed an older man.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Qader Mahmoud al Asfar Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Qader Mahmoud al Asfar (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]