Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3645

Incident date

May 2, 2019

Location

بسقلا, Bsaqla, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others seriously injured as Bsqala in Idlib was targeted with explosive barrels and naval bombs on May 2nd 2019.

According to local source Step News, “Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopters” operated over villages and towns in Idlib, striking a bakery and a kindergarten in Basaqla and killing one civilian. Syria.liveuamap reported that the incident took place in the morning.

Several other sources including the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that the civilian who was killed was a child.

SN4HR, Smart News and a number of other sources claimed that the attack on Basaqla was carried out by helicopters of the Syrian Regime and added that the strike was carried out with explosive barrels.

According to Smart News, six others were wounded, although Syria.liveuamap claimed that a total of seven others were wounded.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Naval bombardment
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying one of the wounded victims of an alleged Russian barrel bomb that struck Basqala on May 2nd (via Syria.liveuamap).
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Bsaqla, May 2nd.
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bsaqla, May 2nd. (via Sada news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bsaqla, May 2nd. (via Sada news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bsaqla, May 2nd. (via Sada news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Bsaqla, May 2nd. (via Sada news)
  • Image of a Russian warplane bombardment of the town of Basqla in rural Idlib on May 2nd 2019. (via @NewsCountryside)

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, Naval bombardment
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (27) [ collapse]