On July 4th, 2023 artillery strikes in the town of Al Bara, south of Idlib, wounded a married couple, and the woman, named Radhya Al-Othman as reported by the Syria Civil Defense, died due to her injuries the next day; allegedly the Syrian regime and/or Russian forces are responsible for the attacks.
After the shelling, the Syria Civil Defense responded to treat the couples injuries and civilian ambulance teams transported the husband and wife to medical care. The extent of the man’s injuries and his name have not been found within the sources, and neither the man nor Radhya Al-Othman’s ages can be found. A journalist from Baladi News reported that Al Bara, and the Jabal Al Zawiya area in which Al Bara is located, suffer from a scarcity of medical equipment and medical centres, due to their proximity to “contact lines with the regime forces”.
The Syria Civil Defense alleged the Syrian regime and Russian forces are jointly responsible, Baladi News and the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights alleged the Syrian regime is solely responsible, and Al Mohrar alleged that Russian forces were solely responsible. While the alleged location of the responsible forces cannot be found within the sources, Shaam News reported the shelling affected the outskirts of Al Bara in Jabal Al Zawiya.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Radhya Al-Othman Age unknown female killed