Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3635

Incident date

April 30, 2019

Location

أرينبة, Ariyanba, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a woman was killed by shelling in the village of Ariyanba in the southern countryside of Idlib. Two or three other people were reported wounded. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime was to blame.

HalabTodayTV added that dozens of families were displaced as a result of the attack.

The Facebook page ‘Khan Sheikhoun and its countryside lens’ said that there had been “heavy artillery shelling” and that areas in Khan Sheikhoun and its countryside had been bombed by Russian aircraft.

Smart News Agency reported that “a woman was killed and three civilians were wounded on Tuesday [April 30th, 2019] by an aerial bombardment of helicopter gunships on the village of Ariyanba near Idlib in northern Syria.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights named the woman, reporting: “Syrian forces killed a woman in the village of Ariyanba in rural Idlib, on 30 April. Boushra Hamid Al Hamdou, a displaced woman from the town of Karnaz, in the western province of Hama, was killed by helicopter fire on the village of Ariyanba in the southern governorate of Idlib on April 30, 2019.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Video report of alleged shelling on the village of Ariyanba in the southern countryside of Idlib on April 30th (via Halab Today TV).
  • The strikes on Ariyanba, April 30th.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariyanba, April 30th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defence Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer searching rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariyanba, April 30th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defence Idlib).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba, April 30th, 2019 (via Anas Al Marawi on Facebook).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba, April 30th, 2019 (via Anas Al Marawi on Facebook).
  • Damaged civilian homes after alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba on April 30th, 2019 (via Ariyanba Village Local Council on Facebook).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba on April 30th, 2019 (via Ariyanba Village Local Council on Facebook).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba on April 30th, 2019 (via Ariyanba Village Local Council on Facebook).
  • Damaged civilian homes after alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Ariyanba on April 30th, 2019 (via Ariyanba Village Local Council 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]