Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4427

Incident date

December 11, 2021

Location

الوساطة, Al Wasata, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.113975, 36.843999 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and at least another civilian was injured in alleged Russian, regime, or Iran shelling of the Al Wasata area on the outskirts of the city of Al Atareb on December 12, 2021.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a 17 year old boy named Ismail Ahmad Barakat, from al Atareb city in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, was killed in Syrian regime artillery forces’ shelling of al Wasata area on the outskirts of the city.

@MasarPressNet mentioned that “others” were injured in the shelling but did not specify how many people while North Press Agency one person wounded in addition to the person killed.

Sources were conflicted about who was responsible for the shelling, with the majority of sources attributing the shelling to the regime, including North Press Agency pointing to regime forces stationed in the 46th Regiment, while @syria24news24 blamed Russia and @jabha_sy named Iran as the responsible party.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ismail Ahmad Barakat 17 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Wasata (الوساطة), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.113975, 36.843999. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]