Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3545

Incident date

September 8, 2018

Location

الهلبة, Al Halba, idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and six others injured when Russian forces or Syrian regime forces attacked with explosive barrels Al Halba village in Idlib on September 8th, 2018 according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence said “A civilian martyred, and six others wounded, as a result of helicopter bombing that targeted the village of Al-Halba in the countryside of Ma`rat al-Nu`man al-Sharqi. Civil Defense teams rushed to the scene and worked to put out the fires that broke out because of the bombing.”

The victim was identified as Hammoud Ahmed Al-Hamoud. Al Sarj Al hadath reported “The martyr Hammoud Ahmed Al-Hamoud, from Al-Halba village, as a result of targeting the village with explosive barrels.”

@HalabTodayTV tweeted “A civilian martyred and others wounded as a result of a helicopter’s bombing on the town of Al-Halba, south of Idlib.”

Edlib Media Center accused the Syrian regime saying: “The regime’s helicopter dropped explosive barrels on the town of Al-Halba in the southeastern countryside of Idlib.”

However, @HadiAlabdallah, @Omar_Madaniah  and Shaam Network said the Russian warplanes were active in different parts of Idlib including Al Halba on this day. @HadiAlabdallah tweeted that “Intense shelling from the Russian and Asadi warplanes targeted several areas in the Idlib countryside and Hama, where the shelling focused on the city of Khan Sheikhoun, The bombing also targeted the village of Abdin and its environs, as well as the towns of Al-Halba, Tah, and Tmana, in the southern countryside of Idlib, and the city of Latamna in Hama countryside.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Halba, 8th Sept 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Halba, 8th Sept 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Halba, 8th Sept 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Halba, 8th Sept 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The moment an airstrike hit Al Halba, 8th Sept 2018. (via Step News Agency)
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    Hamoud Al Hamoud was reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Halba in Idlib on Sep 8th 2018 (via Al Sarj Al hadath).
  • SCD volunteers putting out fires resulting from airstrikes on Al Halba in Idlib on Sep 8th, 2018. (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers putting out fires resulting from airstrikes on Al Halba in Idlib on Sep 8th, 2018. (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers putting out fires resulting from airstrikes on Al Halba in Idlib on Sep 8th, 2018. (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers putting out fires resulting from airstrikes on Al Halba in Idlib on Sep 8th, 2018. (via SCD)

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]