Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4357

Incident date

July 29, 2021

Location

انخل, Ankhil, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

33.021349, 36.130382 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian, a child, was killed and two other civilians, children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Inkhil on July 29, 2021.

Ikhwan Online reported that the bombing of Inkhil “resulted in the injury of two children”. Horrya specified that the injuries of the children were to varying degrees and Dara`a 24 added that “the two children’s injuries are not serious, and their wounds were treated in a medical clinic in the city”.

@Daraa24_24 pointed out that the injuries to the children occurred when a mortar shell fell on their home.

According to Nabaa News, at 5:27pm, “a child was killed in the city of Inkhil” and was the only source that reported that a death occurred.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime and Resala Post specifically identified “positions in the 15th Brigade” of the regime forces as being responsible for the mortar shelling. However, Syrian Civil Defense identified both Russia and the regime as having carried out strikes in Dara’a.

The incident occured at 17:27:00 local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Ankhil (انخل), for which the generic coordinates are: 33.021349, 36.130382. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (24) [ collapse]