Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3542

Incident date

September 7, 2018

Location

الهبيط, Al Habit, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.4379459, 36.5379524 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018, according to local sources.

@SyriaCivilDefe reported that “four civilians were killed, and seven others were wounded, most of them in serious condition, as a result of heavy aerial and artillery shelling in the outskirts of the town of Al Habit and the village of Tel Aas in the southern countryside of Idlib this morning, where the two areas were targeted with nine Russian and Syrian airstrikes, and 25 artillery shells from the Assad forces’ checkpoints.”

Local activists told Smart News Agency that four civilians were killed and seven others were wounded in three rocket attacks on the town. Two of the wounded were in critical condition. One of the victims had his hand amputated.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee reported that one of the victims was Fayyad Hussein Al Ezdin, from Al Trimasa village in Hama governorate.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted: “One martyr and several wounded, due to the shelling of Russian warplanes with vacuum missiles, around the town of Al Habit in the southern countryside of Idlib.” @IdlibPlus also reported civilian casualties.

@hasan0soufan reported that four militants of Ahrar Al Sham were killed and five were wounded in Russian airstrikes on their camp in Al Habit. Shaam News also reported that an Al Sham military camp had been targeted, killing four militants. All other sources reported that the victims were civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    5

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "The moment the Russian warplanes bombed with a missile on the outskirts of the town of Al Habit in southern Idlib countryside" (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Translation: "Four civilians were killed, and seven others were wounded, most of them in serious condition, as a result of heavy aerial and artillery shelling in the outskirts of the town of Al Habit and the village of Tel Aas in the southern countryside of Idlib this morning, where the two areas were targeted with nine Russian and Syrian airstrikes, and 25 artillery shells from before the Assad forces' checkpoints" (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a victim after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a victim after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • A digger removing rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Translation: "Russian warplanes bombed with vacuum missiles at the outskirts of the town of Al Habit in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via Ahmad.Kanfoura on Facebook).
  • Photo of smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via Ahmad.Kanfoura on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via Ahmad.Kanfoura on Facebook).
  • Photo of smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, on September 7th, 2018 (via Ahmad.Kanfoura on Facebook).

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
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    5

Sources (17) [ collapse]