Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3989

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

بلدة البارة, Al Barah, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including one child and two women, were killed and several others wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes that coincided with Syrian regime artillery strikes in the city centre of Al Barah on December 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

Step News Agency reported that Russian raids targeted the main street in the city centre, as well as a mosque and school, while the Syrian regime simultaneously targeted the city with artillery. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Al Rahman mosque in the suburbs of Al Barah was hit and partly destroyed by Russian airstrikes. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the homes of civilians were targeted a well. MMC reported that a popular market was targeted.

According to Smart News Agency, a child and two women were among those killed, and another woman was wounded. According to Ahira, the fourth fatal victim was a male civilian.  The Syrian Committee for Human Rights reported that the names of the killed civilians were: Halima Muhammad Al Qashlan, Baraa Abdul Halim Al Qashlan, Fatim Hatim Al Sayyadi and Khaled Haj Hamidi.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1 child2 women1 man)
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Damage inside Al Rahman mosque in Al Bara after alleged Russian airstrikes on December 7th, 2019 (via SN4HR).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene of the incident after alleged Russian airstrikes in center of Al Barah on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene of the incident after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city center of Al Barah on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene of the incident after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city center of Al Barah on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
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    Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying a child victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city center of Al Barah on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1 child2 women1 man)
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]