Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3646

Incident date

May 2, 2019

Location

أبديتا, Abdita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One elderly man died and a woman was wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrikes on Abdita in Idlib, according to local media.

According to the White Helmets, “a man was killed and a large house and property destroyed when a fire broke out in the village of Abdita. Helicopters targeted the village of Ibdita, south of the city of Ariha, with four high explosive barrels in the evening [of May 2nd], resulting in the death of one man”.

Thefreesyria.org named Mohammed Nour al-Hamoud as killed in shelling, while the Step News Agency said one man died when barrel bombs were dropped.

@samerdaboul6 added that a woman was wounded in a Russian strike, while the White Helmets said that “five explosive devices targeted civilian houses…injuring a woman.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Destruction in Abdita following a barrel bomb strike, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Abdita following a barrel bomb strike, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Abdita following a barrel bomb strike, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Abdita following a barrel bomb strike, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Abdita following a barrel bomb strike, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
  • The aftermath of strikes on Abdita, May 2nd (via Enabbaladi)
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    The White Helmets rush to the scene of an airstrike in Abdita, May 2nd.
  • Destruction caused by Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Abdita on May 2nd, 2019. (via Ebaa news )
  • Destruction caused by Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Abdita on May 2nd, 2019. (via Ebaa news )
  • Muhammad Nour Al Hammoud, an elderly man, died as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Abdita.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]