Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3969

Incident date

December 1, 2019

Location

قرية حاس, Has, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between five and ten civilians including two children and two women were reported injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Has in Idlib, Syria, on December 1st 2019 according to local sources.  A local source, Wasim Alkhalf, reported that this incident happened at 3.15pm.

They also identified four of those injured as: “Abdullah Ibrahim Sheikh Najib and his wife” and “Ibrahim Sheikh Najeeb’s wife and child, Mustafa Ibrahim Ahim Sheikh Najib”. Another individual was also identified as “Abdul Halim Abdul-Gawad Al-Farhat.”

AA News reported that “the [Syrian] regime fighters raided” Has, but multiple other local sources including Step Agency attributed the incident to “Russian raids.

It was reported in multiple sources that the attack was targeted with vacuum missiles.

The incident occured at 3:15 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Abdullah Ibrahium Sheikh Najib male injured
  • Abdullah Ibrahim Sheikh Najib's wife female
  • Ibrahim Sheikh Najeeb's wife injured
  • Mustafa Ibrahim Ahim Sheikh Najib son of Ibrahim Sheikh Najib's wife injured
  • Abdul Halim Abdul-Gawad Al-Frhat Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (11) [ 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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]