Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3941

Incident date

November 17, 2019

Location

الملاجة , Malaja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Six civilians from the same family, including women and children, were reported killed, and between three and fourteen others, including a child and a woman, were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Mallaja village, Kafar Nubul, in Idlib governorate on November 17th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee reported the names of six killed civilians. @ShahbaPress reported that among those killed, there were two children. Whereas some sources mentioned that four women and one child were killed, Smart News Agency reported that activists had given a count of three women, two children and one man who were all part of the same family. SN4HR reported that the house of the family in Al Mallaja village was struck.

@ShahbaPress further mentioned fourteen wounded, whereas other sources such as Smart News Agency reported three wounded civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (1–2 children3–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers removing dead bodies from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja village in Idlib.
  • SCD volunteers looking for survivors in the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib (via SMART)
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via SOHR).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of killed and injured civilians from rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Malaja in Idlib on November 17th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (1–2 children3–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]