Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4408

Incident date

October 23, 2021

Location

دير سنبل, Deir Sunbol, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.698585, 36.602775 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Several injuries were reported after Russian or Syrian regime forces’ targeted a olive harvest with “heavy” artillery and missiles in the outskirts of the village of Deir Sunbal, south of Idlib, Syria.

Syria Civil Defense said that “artillery of the regime and Russia targeted workers while harvesting the olive crop on the outskits of Dersanbel”

Whilst Syria Civil Defense said that “our teams inspected the targeted places and confirmed that there were no casualties”, other local sources such as Syria HR and Fresh News said that the attack resulted “in the injury of 5 civilians” who were olive picking workers.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Deir Sunbol (دير سنبل), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.698585, 36.602775. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    0–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]