Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3855

Incident date

August 26, 2019

Location

Abdita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The Syrian regime killed two children along with their mother in Abdita village in Idlib: The children brothers Ahmad and Jad Mahmoud al Ismail were killed along with their mother as fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Abdita village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 26”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also blamed the regime.

However, Shaam said that Russian warplanes and helicopters were also active in the area.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Ahmad Mahmoud al Ismail Child male killed
  • Jad Mahmoud al Ismail Child male killed
  • Mother of Ahmad and Jad Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]