Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4355

Incident date

July 29, 2021

Location

جاسم, Jassim, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were killed and others were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery strikes on the city of Jassim on July 29, 2021.

According to @MasarPressNet, “two civilians were killed and others were injured as a result of artillery shelling by Assad forces on the city of Jassim”. @DeirEzzore added that among those killed and injured were children but did not give specifics.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the toll at one man killed in Jassim.

Baladi News reported that the strikes “led to the death of two people, one of whom was a civilian”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named two of the men killed, referring to then as civilians: Ali Abdul Razzaq al Halqi and Abdou Ahmad al Halqi.

@abazeid89 reported that the shelling occurred “after local fighters attacked the security centers of the regime inside the city”.

Over 50 shells fell on the city of Jassim during continuous shelling for 2 hours, according to @chessrabaa.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the regime and @Step_Agency specifically identified “regime forces stationed in the Jadiyah Brigade” as being responsible for the shelling. However, Syrian Civil Defense identified both the regime and Russia as carrying out artillery shelling across Dara’a.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ali Abdul Razzaq al Halqi male killed
  • Abdou Ahmad al Halqi male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • One of the civilians killed in strikes on the city of Jassim on July 29, 2021. (Image posted by @chessrabaa)
  • One of the civilians killed in strikes on the city of Jassim on July 29, 2021. (Image posted by @chessrabaa)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (18) [ collapse]