Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4331

Incident date

June 27, 2021

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6102782, 36.4810681 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and/or artillery strikes on June 27, 2021.

A tweet from @SILSTY_10 alleges that there were “dead and wounded in the ranks of the militants in missile strikes carried out by the Syrian army on their positions in the town of Al-Fatirah”.

However, Shaam News reported that the strikes “led to the death of a woman martyr in Al-Fateera”.

Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible for the strikes, with the majority of sources blaming the regime while @al_rahman6 attributed the strikes to Russia.

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
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–2

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Fatira (الفطيرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.6102782, 36.4810681. 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
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–2

Sources (10) [ collapse]