Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4014

Incident date

December 17, 2019

Location

الدير الشرقي, Al Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Al Deir Al Sharqi, local media reported.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Abdul Rahman Khalil al Jark was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Deir al Sharqi village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 17.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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