Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3608

Incident date

March 20, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة في ريف إدلب, Several towns in Idlib countryside, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that Russian warplanes carried out strikes on a number of towns and villages in Idlib on March 20th and 21st, resulting in the death of up to five civilians.

According to the Step News Agency, “Russia launched several air raids on the towns of Sheikh Mustafa and Basida  and the outskirts of Kfaroma and Kasabiya and the vicinity of Tel Asas in rural Idlib killing five people from one family including a child”.

@SyrianCoalition reported that “the aerial bombardment carried out by Russian planes on different towns and villages of the countryside of Idlib and Hama resulted in the deaths of civilians, in addition to the number of wounded, including children and women.”

FGresh Syria added that “the Russian occupation aircraft launched several air raids targeting the sugar factory south of the city of Jisr al-Shughuru along with raids on Sheikh Mustafa, Kafruma, Qasabiya and the grain silos in Bsaida and Talas and the vicinity of Karsgana in the southern and western Idlib.”

According to @NazzalFadi, “Russian warplanes launched violent raids on the positions of Jabhet Al Nusra in the towns of Sheikh Mustafa, Qasabiya and Kfaroma, reportedly destroying  weapons stores and  killing and wounding dozens of members  of Jabhet Al Nusra.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]