Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4338

Incident date

July 11, 2021

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a man, was killed and between one and three others, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery strikes on the town of AL Bara on July 11, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “a civilian was killed, and another was injured, by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia targeting the town of Al-Bara”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights documented the name of the civilian killed: “A man, named as Ali Muhammad Ghazal was killed while other civilians were injured in Syrian regime artillery forces’ shelling of the southern outskirts of al Bara village”.

Various other sources mentioned “several” civilians injured but did not specify how many. @EdlibNN gave the specific count that two civilians were injured in the strikes and Resala Post reported on three civilian being injured. Baladi News added about “the injury of a girl with varying degrees of injuries”.

Zaman Al Wasl reported on “3 residential neighborhoods in the center of the town of “Al-Bara” as being subject to artillery shelling.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime. However, @EdlibNN tweeted that the casualties were a result of “the bombing of the Russian occupation militias with heavy artillery shells” and @feryal222kakhi blamed Russian forces as well.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Clouds surround the village of Al Bara following bombinb on July 11, 2021. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • The effects of the Russian Nusayri bombing on the village of #Al-Bara in #Jabal_Al-Zawiya a while ago

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]