Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4349

Incident date

July 19, 2021

Location

أورم الجوز, Urme Al Jouz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between four and five civilians, including two children and a woman, were wounded in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling on Urme Al Jouz on July 19, 2021.

@seerij80 tweeted that there were “five wounded in the town of Urm Al-Joz as a result of Russian bombing.” @EdlibNN added that among the five wounded were “two children and a woman”.

According to a Baladi News correspondent in Idlib countryside, “four civilians, including two children, were wounded”.

Syrian Civil Defense pointed out that civilian homes in Urme Al Jouz were struck with artillery shells.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes. @thawraa_syr attributed the strikes to the regime while @EdlibNN blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by the bombing of the village of Urme Al Jouz on July 19, 2021. (Image posted by @yazansyri)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of the village of Urme Al Jouz on July 19, 2021. (Image posted by @almisbarr)
  • Damage caused by the bombing of the village of Urme Al Jouz on July 19, 2021. (Image posted by @FARED_ALHOR)
  • White Helmets sort through the damage caused by the bombing of the village of Urme Al Jouz on July 19, 2021. (Image posted by @FARED_ALHOR)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]