Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4365

Incident date

August 7–8, 2021

Location

الزيادية, Al Ziyadiya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, including a woman, were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Al Ziyadiya on August 7, 2021.

@OrientNews and other sources identified civilians as being injured but did not provide a number of how many.

Syrian Civil Defense posted that the strikes on Al Ziyadiya “resulted in the injury of a woman and a man”.

A tweet from @anasanas84 reported that “incendiary napalm” was used in the strikes and Syrian Network for Human Rights added that the strikes included “missile launcher with internationally prohibited weapons “Napalm”.

@IdlibPlus pointed out that the shelling occurred in the vicinity of a Turkish checkpoint.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime forces and @syr_television specifically identified regime sources “stationed in Jorin camp” as being responsible for the strikes. Syrian Civil Defense identified both the regime and Russia as carrying out bombings in the Idlib countryside but didn’t attribute this strike explicitly to either.

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
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (8) [ collapse]