Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3963

Incident date

November 26, 2019

Location

حاس,, Has, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was reportedly wounded in alleged Russian  or Syrian regime raids on Has during nighttime on November 26th, 2019.

One civilian had been wounded according to Idlib Online. According to Step News, an unspecified number of civilians had been injured. Smart News Agency claimed as the only source that the attack caused “civilian casualties”.

Most sources reported that helicopters and/or warplanes targeted the town with air strikes. Syria Live instead reported “civilian injuries due artillery shelling of pro-Assad forces on Maarzita town in the southern countryside”.

While most sources blamed Russia for the attack, some attributed the attack to the Syrian Armed Forces. @alhariri58 claimed as the only source that the Israeli Military conducted the strikes.

Idlib News claimed that the belligerents had been targeting Al-Nusra fighters.

Video footage documented an explosion during nighttime.

 

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Explosion during nighttime (via @_abdulazizketaz)

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

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (16) [ collapse]