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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

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.

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]

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.

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]