Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4330

Incident date

June 25, 2021

Location

قميناس, Quminas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on the town of Quminas on June 25, 2021.

@ShahbaPress reported that “two civilians were wounded in artillery shelling by the Assad forces and Russia”. The majority of other sources also pointed to two civilians being injured in the strikes.

A tweet from @dbOFRYEU7XqMrTc identified one civilian as being injured and shared details that the strikes occurred “on the agricultural land surrounding the village of Qaminas”. @mzmgr941 located the bombing as occurring “on the road between #Idlib and #Qminas”.

Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible, with @mzmgr941 attributing the strikes to Russia while @jocomTV blamed the regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets rescue an injured civilian following strikes on the town of Qaminas on June 25, 2021. (Image posted by @ibrahim78197182)
  • White Helmets inspect the damage caused by airstrikes on Qaminas on June 25, 2021. (Image posted by @syria55s)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]