Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4353

Incident date

July 24, 2021

Location

بداما, Bidama, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians, including a woman and up to two children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery strikes on the town of Bidama on July 24, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “a woman and her child were injured by artillery shelling by the regime and Russia forces targeting residential neighborhoods in the town of Badama”. The majority of other sources also identified a woman and a child as being injured.

A tweet from @abo_aljod84 identified “the injury of two children and a woman” from the strikes while @jisrtv referred to “children and women” but did not identify how many.

Syria TV reported that a woman and her child “sustained moderate injuries” from the shelling.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes. While @EdlibNN attributed the strikes to Russia, @baladinetwork blamed the regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A woman and her child were injured by artillery shelling by the regime and Russia forces in Bidama on July 24, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Strikes on Bidama on July 24, 2021. (Image posted by @EdlibNN)

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
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]