Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3978a

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

محمبل, Mhambel, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and two others were wounded in an alleged regime or Russia bombing of Mhambel, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the death of a citizen and the injury of two others including a child as a result of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs near Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Mhambel village in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate, killing Mohammad al Yahya in partially damaging the mosque’s building and furniture, on December 3.”

While most sources blamed regime barrel bombing there were also reporting of Russian warplanes being active over the area.

Artillery strikes were also reported.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged barrel bombing by the Syrian regime on the Syrian regime on Mhambel, Dec 3rd 2019.
  • The aftermath of alleged barrel bombing by the Syrian regime on the Syrian regime on Mhambel, Dec 3rd 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (5) [ collapse]