Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4008

Incident date

December 17, 2019

Location

بابيلا, Babila, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed in an alleged Russian artillery strike on the village of Babila, Idlib governorate, on December 17th, 2019, as reported by Liveuamap.

However, Edlib Media Cantre blamed the regime, reporting: “Syrian warplanes with machine gusn have targeted the cars of the IDPs in the early morning hours. (Damascus – Aleppo) in the Babila area, where the targeting resulted in the martyrdom of civilian IDP families.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Othman al Dyab, from ak Kanayes village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib suburbs, was killed in a strike carried out by machine guns of Syrian regime forces fixed- wing warplanes near Babilla village in the southeastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 17.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 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 (6) [ 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 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 (6) [ collapse]