Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4541

Incident date

August 18, 2023

Location

ديرسنبل, , Deir Sinbul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one woman suffered a psychological injury following alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime shelling of the village of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023.

The Syrian Civil Defense (@SyriaCivilDefe) reported that a woman suffered a nervous breakdown after artillery shelling reportedly carried out by the Syrian regime and Russian forces struck the village of Deir Sinbul. The civil defense volunteers inspected the locations struck by shelling to ensure no other civilians were injured and took the injured woman to the hospital. @Almohrar1also reported that a woman suffered from a psychological injury.

According to @Najdat567, the Syrian regime forces stations at the checkpoints surrounding the village shelled Deir Sunbul. However, @Almohrar1 attributed the shelling to Russian forces.

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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Syrian regime/Russian shelling of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Damage caused by alleged Syrian regime/Russian shelling of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
    From @Najdat567 on Twitter
  • Damage caused by alleged Syrian regime/Russian shelling of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
    From @Najdat567 on Twitter
  • Damage caused by alleged Syrian regime/Russian shelling of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
    From @Najdat567 on Twitter
  • Civil defense volunteers respond to alleged Syrian regime/Russian shelling of Deir Sinbul on August 18, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]