Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4398

Incident date

October 1, 2021

Location

أم الريش, Umm Al Reesh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

34.891491, 37.299095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Umm Al Reesh on October 1, 2021.

Al Mashreq Agency reported that a child was wounded in shelling on the village of Umm Al Reesh. Both @itsnotsuhad and @mzmgr941 also identified one child as being injured.

Both Al Mashreq Agency and @itsnotsuhad attributed the shelling to both the regime and Russia while the only other source that reported on the incident, @mzmgr941, did not identify who was to blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Umm Al Reesh (أم الريش), for which the generic coordinates are: 34.891491, 37.299095. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]