Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2889

Incident date

January 12, 2018

Location

الهبيط, Al-Habeet, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.753927, 36.770468 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and four others were injured in airstrikes which struck a Aisha Um al Mouminin Mosque and educational building in Al-Habeet just before Friday prayers, according to sources on the ground. Local media lamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

According to Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, “The military aircraft bombed mosques and civilian gatherings, exploiting the rituals of civilians to perform Friday prayers in the countryside of Idlib, where they bombed a mosque in the town of Habit in rural Idlib.”

The Smart News agency reported that “incendiary rockets had struck ‘Aisha’ mosque.”

The shelling caused the cellar of the mosque to burn, as well as damage and fires t o the educational building annexed to it.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the airstrikes which struck Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Orient News)
  • The mosque which was hit by airstrikes in Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Shaam)
  • Aftermath of the mosque which was hit by airstrikes in Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Shahed Alep)
  • Fires in the educational building which was damaged in airstrikes on Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)
  • Fires in the educational building which was damaged in airstrikes on Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)
  • Fires in the educational building which was damaged in airstrikes on Al-Habeet, 12th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]