Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4363

Incident date

August 6, 2021

Location

الصحن, Al Sahen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.719676, 36.405663 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on villages of Al Sahen on August 6, 2021.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “Regime forces and Russia target with laser-guided missiles the villages of Al-Sahn in Al-Ghab Plain and Joseph in Jabal Al-Zawiya, causing the injury of a child”.

Syrian Civil Defense also posted that a child was injured in the strikes and a tweet from @mohmad_rasheed included an image of a young boy with injuries to his face.

A tweet from @7WE4UNp8FButyw4 identified the shells used as laser-guided, along with various other sources.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with multiple sources attributing the strikes to both Russia and the regime while @mzmgr941pointed out that both Russian and Iranian reconnaissance planes were flying close by.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage and injuries from strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Damage to buildings caused by strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by @mohmad_rasheed)
  • A book from one of the damaged homes following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to a building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets inspect the damaged building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets inspect the damaged building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Sahen (الصحن), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.719676, 36.405663. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]