Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4351

Incident date

July 20, 2021

Location

بزابور, Bzabour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.774919, 36.615474 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling of the village of Bzabour on July 20, 2021.

A tweet from @allaith12345 reported “the village of Bazabour in Jabal Al-Zawiya was targeted by five shells so far, and a house was destroyed and injured a person.” A post from Syrian Civil Defense referred to a civilian as being “slightly wounded”.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime. However, @Step_Agency identified that the shelling coincided with “Russian reconnaissance aircraft over the area” and @SRoudinah2 identified the shells used as “Russian shells”.

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

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Bzabour (بزابور), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.774919, 36.615474. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Sources (6) [ collapse]