Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3656

Incident date

May 4, 2019

Location

محمبل, Mhambel, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The girls Ghazal Hussein al Yahya and Mais Alaa al Aoura were alleged killed as “fixed- wing warplanes” believed to be Russian fired missiles on Mhambel village in Idlib. Ten other civilians including children were reported wounded.

Orient TV said that Russian warplanes used highly explosive missiles in this incident in which a mosque was struck.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense Forces, the airstrike struck the center of the town at noon. Edlib Media Center added that the attack was carried out with rockets.

Orient TV reporter in video: “We are now in the town of Muhambal, west of Idlib, where the Russian air force targeted residential neighborhoods inside the town with high-explosive missiles and fell two martyrs in this place under the rubble, in addition to 10 injuries among civilians. “

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–11
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The girls Ghazal Hussein al Yahya and Mais Alaa al Aoura were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Mhambel village in Idlib governorate western suburbs, on May 4 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    A girl was wounded when an alleged Russian airstrike struck Mhambel village in Idlib on May 4th (via SN4HR).
  • A girl was wounded when an alleged Russian airstrike struck Mhambel village in Idlib on May 4th (via SN4HR).
  • Syrian Civil Defense Forces at the scene after an alleged Russian airstrike struck the center of the town of Mhambel rural Idlib at noon on May 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense Forces at the scene after an alleged Russian airstrike struck the center of the town of Mhambel rural Idlib at noon on May 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • White Helmets reporter says: "The warplanes targeted this place in the town of Mhambel. We, the Civil Defense, responded to the raid two children have been killed and 11 people have been injured and we (Civil defence )recovered the wounded bodies and secured the place".
  • Orient TV reporter says: "We are now in the town of Muhambal, west of Idlib, where the Russian air force targeted residential neighborhoods inside the town with high-explosive missiles. There were martyrs in this place in addition to the injury of 10 civilians. Residential neighborhoods were directly targeted and there was much destruction".
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Mhambel, May 4th.
  • Reporter says: "Two children were killed as a result of the first attack and a number of civilians, mostly women and children, were injured by Russian occupation planes, and a large number of civilians were displaced by the shelling."
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Mhambel, May 4th.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Mhambel, May 4th.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–11
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]