Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3641

Incident date

May 1, 2019

Location

المنطار, Al Mentar, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two children were reported wounded when the village of Al-Mentar, near the town of Muhambal in the western suburb of Idlib, was struck by an “aerial bombardment” on the morning of May 1st.

Almanar didn’t mention civilian harm but reported that “Yesterday [May 1st], units of the army [the Assad regime] arrested a number of terrorists and destroyed their homes and mechanisms on the outskirts of the town of Tirmala, in Al-Mentar, Khattab hill in the southern countryside of Idlib, on the outskirts of the villages of Qala’at al-Mideq and in the villages of Zakat, Ankawi and Ja’ata.”

Zaman al Wasl News referred to three civilians wounded in reference to shelling in a number of locations including Al-Mentar, and Hadiabdullah News cited two children wounded in Al-Mentar.

Sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]