Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3832

Incident date

August 20, 2019

Location

حيش, Heesh , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Heesh, Idlib, on August 20th.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that “a man and a child” were killed “as a result of Russian raids on the village of Heesh”. The same source elsewhere reported the death of three in the attack.

Syria.liveuamap documented that “two men and a child were killed in Haysh and Madani village near Kafranbel due to Russian raids.”

All sources attributed the attack to Russian forces.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]