Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4297

Incident date

February 24, 2021

Location

عين الحمرا, Ain Al Hamra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.766540, 36.429556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources said that that six civilians from one family in Ain Al Hamra were injured when a cluster bomb from previous Russian or Syrian regime bombing that was in their house yard exploded on February 24th, 2021. The injuries varied in terms of severity.

Two children and two women are among those injured. The Syrian Civil Defence showed images of their volunteers moving civilians to hospital for treatment and following up on their conditions by a home visit.

No further information is available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence treating civilians injured as a result of an explosion of a cluster bomb remnant of war in Ain Hamra in Idlib on Feb 24th, 2021. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers moving civilians injured by a cluster bomb explosion to hospital. The explosion occurred in Ain Hamra in Idlib on Feb 24, 2021. (via Baladi)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers moving civilians injured by a cluster bomb explosion to hospital. The explosion occurred in Ain Hamra in Idlib on Feb 24, 2021. (via Baladi)
  • Caption translation: Civil Defense: Six civilians from one family (including two children and two women) were injured in varying degrees, following the explosion of a cluster bomb remnants of the bombing of the regime and Russia, which was in the garden of their home in the village of Ain al-Hamra in the southwestern countryside of Idlib.
  • Caption translation: After most of the family members were injured several days ago when a cluster bomb remnants of the previous bombing of the regime and Russia exploded in Ain al-Hamra in the southwestern Idlib countryside, volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defense monitor the health status of the injured and provide them with the necessary medical services.
  • Female volunteers with the Syrian Civil Defence check on civilians injured by the explosion of a cluster bomb in Ain Hamra in Idlib on Feb 24th, 2021. (via @SyriaCivilDefe )
  • Female volunteers with the Syrian Civil Defence check on civilians injured by the explosion of a cluster bomb in Ain Hamra in Idlib on Feb 24th, 2021. (via @SyriaCivilDefe )
  • Female volunteers with the Syrian Civil Defence visit victims of a cluster bomb explosion in their home in Ain Hamra in Idlib. (via @SyriaCivilDefe )

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Ain Al Hamra (عين الحمرا), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.766540, 36.429556. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]