Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4325

Incident date

June 21, 2021

Location

المسطومة, Al Mastouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on the town of Al Mastouma on June 21, 2021.

A tweet from @HalabTodayTV initially identified that there were no casualties from the strikes on Al Mastouma. However, Syrian Civil Defense reported that a child was injured.

A video by @aboalhodaalhoms shows the results of the strikes, which reduced three homes to a pile of rubble.

The majority of sources identified Russia as responsible for the strikes. However, @HalabTodayTV attributed the bombing to the regime.

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
    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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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

Sources (8) [ collapse]