Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3992

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

بجغاص , Bajghas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and an unspecified number of other civilians wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on Bajghas, local media reported.

Most sources blamed the regime, though the Step News Agency said that Russia was responsible.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “the child Yousef Haj Jasem, age 13, was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes carried out a strike by machine guns, using small- size missiles, on Bejghas village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 7, 2019.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yousef Haj Jasem 13 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]