Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4311

Incident date

June 10, 2021

Location

ابلين, Ebleen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.714050, 36.517796 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Between six and 13 civilians, including a woman and two children, were killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and artillery strikes on the town of Ebleen on June 10, 2021.

According to Euphrates Post, “the Assad regime forces bombed with missiles and heavy artillery the town of “Iblin” in Idlib countryside, killing seven civilians, including a woman, and wounding others. The names of the dead are “Mohammed Abdel Hamid Al-Assi”, “Walid Sobhi Al-Assi”, “Abdullah Abdul-Qader Al-Assi”, “Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi”, “Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Assi”, “Walid Samih Harmoush” and “Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq”.

Ariha Today added Abdullah Abdul Qader Al-Asi as killed in the strikes and added a list of injured: Hassan Mohamed Assi 2002 (M), Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq 2002 (M), Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq 1995 (M), Mohamed Mamdouh Shuhaiber 1999 (M), Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi 1996 (M), Talja Abdo Hormone 1965 (F), Tarek Nazih Asi 2000 (M), Mohamed Abdel Hamid Assi 1968 (M), Walid Sobhi Asi 1985 (M), Asad Asad Al-Asi, male, 2017 (M), Hassan Mohammed Al-Asi 1998 (M), Muhammad Asad Al-Asi 2018 (M), Khadija Salah Al-Fadl, 2001, female (F)

A tweet from @seerij80 added that Muhammad Al-Asi was a “great professor and esteemed educator” and “everyone who knew him loved him and held him in appreciation and respect. Today, he and a number of his relatives bid farewell to us after they were martyred as a result of the Russian occupation bombing of their home in the town of Abilene.”

@abazeid89 identified that “the boy, Abdullah Muhammad Al-Asi, died of his wounds, to join his father, sister and nephew in the #Iblin massacre today,” making it clear that many of the victims were from the same family. Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi and Hudhayfa Al-Asi were also related, mother and son, and were both killed, with the son Hudhayfa being survived by two of his siblings.

A tweet from @asseraaalsham put the number killed at “13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98%.” The highest estimate for civilians killed was given by @zelal_abo_adnan, tweeting that the strikes “claimed the lives of about 15 martyrs”.

Turkish Radio and Television reported that the number of civilians wounded was six while Syrian Network for Human Rights gave the number of injured civilians as 15. Along with an estimate of 6 killed, Anadolu Agency published that three of the 13 wounded were in critical condition at the time of reporting.

Eurphrates Post also reported that “three people from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, led by the spokesman for the military wing, “Abu Khaled al-Shami,” were killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia targeting the town of Iblin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib” and that the “car of the military wing’s spokesman” was struck. The names given were “”Al-Shami” and the media coordination official nicknamed “Abu Musab”, and a third person whose name is not known.”

Baladi News named the other two militants as “Abu Musab al-Homsi”, a military coordination official in media relations, and “Abu Tamer al-Homsi”, follower of the affairs of press delegations in the Office of Media Relations. According to Syria TV, “they stopped to retrieve and rescue the victims who had fallen as a result of the Russian bombing of the village, and in the meantime they were directly exposed to a Russian raid, which led to the burning of the car and killing them.” France 24 put the number of militants killed at five. Geolocation of the strike that killed Abu Musab al-Homis was completed by @CourtenaySargon.

None of the names or images of the civilians given by sources match those identified as militants and the civilians were identified as being killed in their home while the militants were in a car.

According to @anasanas84, “Russian media publishes a video showing the moment the village of Abilin was targeted” from the perspective of those controlling the laser-guided bomb. Sources were contested as to who was responsible but the majority of the sources pointed to Russian missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (14)

  • Mohammed Abdel Hamid Al-Assi Adult male killed
  • Walid Sobhi Al-Assi Adult male killed
  • Abdullah Abdul-Qader Al-Assi 14 years old male killed
  • Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi Age unknown female killed
  • Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Assi Child male killed
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi Age unknown male killed
  • Hassan Mohamed Assi 19 years old male injured
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi 25 years old male injured
  • Tarek Nazih Asi 21 years old male injured
  • Mohamed Abdel Hamid Assi 53 years old male injured
  • Walid Sobhi Asi 36 years old male injured
  • Asad Asad Al-Asi 4 years old male injured
  • Hassan Mohammed Al-Asi 23 years old male injured
  • Muhammad Asad Al-Asi 3 years old male injured

Family members (3)

  • Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq 19 years old male injured
  • Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq 26 years old male injured
  • Walid Samih Harmoush Age unknown male killed
  • Mohamed Mamdouh Shuhaiber 22 years old male injured
  • Talja Abdo Hormone 56 years old female injured
  • Khadija Salah Al-Fadl 20 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5

Sources (60) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (48) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: Three people from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, led by the spokesman for the military wing, “Abu Khaled al-Shami,” were killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia targeting the town of Iblin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib. (Image posted by Euphrates Post)
  • Caption translation: Russian forces committed a massacre in Ebleen village in Idlib suburbs on June 10 Artillery forces which we believe to be Russian fired a shell equipped with a Krasnopol laser guidance system at a house in the middle of Ebleen village in the southern suburbs of the governorate on June 10, 2021, killing and injuring a number of civilians. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Caption translation: Today, Thursday, June 10, was the most violent since the beginning of the escalation campaign, as the regime forces, backed by Russian aircraft, doubled their bombardment on the Jabal al-Zawiya area, and committed a massacre in the town of Ibilin, south of Idlib, which killed 11 people, including a woman and her child, and wounded 6 others, some of them in critical condition. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The great professor and the esteemed educator, Muhammad Al-Asi, everyone who knew him loved him and held him in appreciation and respect. (Image posted by @seerij80)
  • Caption translation: The boy, Abdullah Muhammad Al-Asi, died of his wounds, to join his father, sister and nephew in the #Iblin massacre today (Image posted by @abazeid89)
  • Caption translation: #Syria #Idlib The official spokesman for the military wing of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham "Abu Khaled Al-Shami" was killed during the Russian forces' shelling of the town of Ibilin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib. (Image posted by @syriapostnew1)
  • Caption translation: 13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98% The drone directs the laser at a moving and stationary target, even on a motorcycle (Image posted by @asseraaalsham)
  • Caption translation: 13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98% The drone directs the laser at a moving and stationary target, even on a motorcycle (Image posted by @asseraaalsham)
  • Caption translation: 7 martyrs, including a woman, as a result of Assad's gangs targeting the town of Ibilin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with heavy artillery and missiles. (Image posted by @BNN_SYR)
  • Caption translation: 7 martyrs, including a woman, as a result of Assad's gangs targeting the town of Ibilin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with heavy artillery and missiles. (Image posted by @ahmads2021)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: A number of "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" members, including leaders, were killed and wounded, today, Thursday, in Russian shelling in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Images posted by Syria TV)
  • Caption translation: A number of "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" members, including leaders, were killed and wounded, today, Thursday, in Russian shelling in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Images posted by Syria TV)
  • Caption translation: Waleed Al Asi May God accept you, my brother. We ask God to meet you soon in Jannah Al-Mole, God willing (Image posted by Abo Mujahed via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: An entire family was killed in artillery shelling by Assad's gangs and the guarantor of the Russian occupation on the town of #Ablin in Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Caption translation: A new escalation of the regime and Russia in the Idlib countryside, leaving civilian casualties. (Image posted by Edlib Medias Center)
  • Caption translation: A video clip from the Russian media shows the moment he committed a massacre in the village of Iblin, south of Idlib (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: the military #HTS spox Abu Khalid Al-Shami was killed this morning during #RuAF airstrikes on S. #Idlib front. (Image posted by x@QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: the military #HTS spox Abu Khalid Al-Shami was killed this morning during #RuAF airstrikes on S. #Idlib front. (Image posted by x@QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: Martyrs of #Ibleen today God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent Mohamed Abdel Hamid Al-Asi Abdullah Abdul Qadir Al-Asi Walid Sobhi Al-Asi Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Walid Harmoush (Images posted by Saad Mosafra via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Martyrs of #Ibleen today God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent Mohamed Abdel Hamid Al-Asi Abdullah Abdul Qadir Al-Asi Walid Sobhi Al-Asi Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Walid Harmoush (Images posted by Saad Mosafra via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Asi May God have mercy on you, my heart (Image posted by Abo Mujahed via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Ibleen is a martyr after the martyr Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq, who was injured yesterday (Ibelin) is added to the list of martyrs, God willing, God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent (Image posted by @SRoudinah2)
  • Caption translation: Hudhayfa Al-Asi baby Yesterday he said goodbye to his father and brother Today, he is leaving with his mother in the Ibelin massacre Only two children remain from the whole family What oppression the Syrians are experiencing... May God have mercy on them (Image posted by @firas_alkhalifa)
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  • Geolocation of the strike that killed Abu Musab al-Homis was completed by @CourtenaySargon.
  • Geolocation of the strike that killed Abu Musab al-Homis was completed by @CourtenaySargon.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Ebleen (ابلين). According to a source, @CourtenaySargon, and as confirmed by our geolocation team, the exact coordinates for this strike are: 35.714050, 36.517796.

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
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5

Sources (60) [ collapse]