Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3972

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

السجن المركزي, Central prison, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, between three and seven civilians, including one women and her two children, were reported killed, and up to 28 others including four children and four women were reported injured allegedly when Russian or Syrian regime warplanes targeted the Central Prison, in western Idlib in Syria on December 2nd 2019.

The sources mentioned that the prison was targeted with ten airstrikes at least, and that some prisoners escaped from the prison that is believed to have about 2000 prisoners in.

According to some sources, the woman and her two children who were killed were visiting other prisoners at the time of the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–28
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Via MMC; The moment Russian warplanes targeted The Central Prison in Idlib.
  • Via Step; Russian warplanes targeting the central prison in Idlib.

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–28
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]