Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3903

Incident date

November 5, 2019

Location

الدار الكبيرة, Dar al Kabira, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three children (brothers), named as Israa, Bara’a, and Hakem Khaled Adnan al Saleh, died and their mother was wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on their home in Dar al Kabira, according to local media.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The sibling children Israa, Bara’a and Hakem Khaled Adnan al Saleh, displaced from al Latamena town in the northwestern suburbs of Hama governorate, were killed and their mother was injured as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on their house in al Dar al Kabira village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on November 5, 2019.”

@abuhuzaifa_ also pointed to the regime, tweeting: “Bashar al-Assad and his regime writes its constitution with the blood of children and the massacres he makes daily with the Russian occupation. This criminal is protected by his constitution shedding the blood of innocent people”.

Sources published exceptionally graphic images of the dead children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Warning: very graphic. Images of the dead children. Translation: "Bashar al-Assad and his regime writes its constitution with the blood of children and the massacres he makes daily with the Russian occupation. This criminal is protected by his constitution shedding the blood of innocent people"
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on a family's home in Dar Al Kabira, Nov 5th 2019 (via SN4HR)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (17) [ collapse]