Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3837

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

البشيرية, Al Bashiriya, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Al Bashiriya, Idlib, on August 21st.

One child was initially reported killed, yet as understanding of events unfolded, Jisr Media Center reported that “the death toll of the martyrs in the town of # Bashiriya [rose] to two martyrs after the death of “Abdul Raouf Haj Ibrahim” from his injury.”

The child killed was named Omar Hassan Rashwani by Jisr Media Center.

Edlib Media Center, and Syrian Network for Human Rights, also reported “two civilian martyrs and several wounded after warplanes targeted Al-Bashiriya town west of Idlib with missiles.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported damage to al Bashiriya al Reefiya Primary School as a result of the airstrikes.

While initial sources cited three injured, @SyrianCoalition cited “five civilians wounded”. Jisr Media Center named four wounded, one of whom later succumbed to his injuries.

Sources variously attribute the attack to Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Bashiriya town. (via Jisr Media Center)
  • Syria Civil Defense respond in the aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Bashiriya town. (via Jisr Media Center)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Bashiriya town. (via Jisr Media Center)
  • Syria Civil Defense respond in the aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Bashiriya town. (via Jisr Media Center)

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 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]