Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3509

Incident date

July 3, 2018

Location

أرمناز , Armanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.084046, 36.5034 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that one child was killed, and another injured as a result of the explosion of remnants of a cluster bomb in Armanaz, northwest Idlib on July 3rd, 2018. The munitions are suspected to be the remnants of Russian or Syrian airstrikes.

Smart News stated that “local activists said the bomb exploded while a group of children were in agricultural land around the town, killing the girl immediately and injuring another child”.

According to Smart News, “Russia and Syrian regime forces have used cluster bombs and other internationally banned weapons, especially in the province of Idlib.”

@HalabTodayTV tweeted “A bomb from remnants of a previous bombing exploded, killing a child in Armanaz city in the northern Idlib countryside.”

@Step_Agency tweeted that “a child was killed and another was injured as a result of the explosion of a cluster bomb from the remnants of the regime’s shelling in the town of # Armnaz earlier.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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

Sources (3) [ collapse]