Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3826

Incident date

August 19, 2019

Location

الدير الشرقي, Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was reported killed during Russian bombing of Deir al Sharqi in Idlib.

According to Baladi News, “A civilian was killed at dawn on Monday when Russian warplanes bombed town of Deir Al Sharqi in the southern countryside of Idlib. The correspondent of Baladi News said that the cities, towns and villages of the southern countryside of Idlib were exposed at dawn on Monday to heavy shelling of Russian warplanes and helicopters of the regime.”

Shaam News reported that “a civilian was also martyred by night shelling on the village of Deir Al-Sharqi.” It indicated that either Russian or regime assets may have been responsible.

The incident occured between 12:00 am and 6:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]