Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3540

Incident date

September 4, 2018

Location

بيدر شمسو, Baidar Shamso, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.759722, 36.468611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman was reportedly killed and several civilians, including three women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Baidar Shamso, Idlib governorate, on September 4th, 2018, according to local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a civilian woman had been killed in airstrikes on Baidar Shamso. @SyriaCivilDefe reported that “three women were injured as a result of aerial bombing by two airstrikes that targeted civilian homes in the village of Baidar Shamso, south of the town of #Mhambel in the western countryside of Idlib.”

The Syrian Civil Defence told Orient News that in addition to three women, “a number of men had been injured”, and that their teams had managed to put out a fire in one of the targeted houses. @BNN_SYR also reported wounded civilians.

Several sources, such as Eldorar and @BNN_SYR, blamed Russia for the airstrikes, whereas others did not specify the belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Translation: "Three women were injured as a result of aerial bombing by two air strikes that targeted civilian homes in the village of Baidar Shamso, south of the town of #Mhambel in the western countryside of Idlib" (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Footage of the alleged Russian airstrike on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Hamza Khatib).
  • Destroyed civilian homes after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence team aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Syrian Civil Defence teams in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Syrian Civil Defence teams in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian airstrikes on Baidar Shamso on September 4th, 2018 (via Eldorar).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]