Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4367

Incident date

August 8, 2021

Location

عين لاروز, Ain Larouz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilians was killed and three others, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian, Iranian or regime artillery shelling on the town of Ain Larouz on August 8, 2021.

@syriapostnew1 reported that “a civilian was killed and 3 others were wounded as a result of artillery shelling by the Syrian regime forces targeting the town of Ain Larouz.”

A “Zaman Al-Wasl” reporter said that a civilian in his thirties died this morning, and three others, including a child, were injured. Step News identified some of the injuries as being serious.

The correspondent of Radio Al-Kul in the province said that “the regime bombed with several artillery shells agricultural lands and civilian homes in the village of Ain Larouz”.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime, specifically “regime forces stationed in the vicinity of the city of Kafranbel” according to Step News, and identified Russian laser guided Krasnopol shells as being used in the strikes. However, a tweet from @SbmjMS3nXS7DzvE blamed “the Russian and Iranian occupation militia” for the missiles and Zaman Al-Wasl assigned responsibility to the Russian-backed “25th Special Task Force”.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by strikes on Ain Larouz on August 8, 2021. (Image posted by @syriapostnew1)
  • Smoke rises over Ain Larouz following strikes on August 8, 2021. (Image posted by @SbmjMS3nXS7DzvE)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Ain Larouz on August 8, 2021. (Image posted by @SbmjMS3nXS7DzvE)
  • Smoke rises over Ain Larouz following strikes on August 8, 2021. (Image posted by Ein Larose)
  • Blood from one of the victims of the strikes on Ain Larouz on August 8, 2021. (Image posted by Ein Larose)
  • In Jabal al-Zawiya, the most dangerous place in the world, civilians become victims of the crimes of Assad and Russia, and help themselves at the same time #Scene from the bombing of the town of #Ain_Laruz at dawn today with Krasnopol laser shells

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]