Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3669

Incident date

May 6, 2019

Location

صهيان, Sahiyan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four women and a child were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Sahyan, Idlib governorate, on May 6th, 2010, according to local sources. Four other civilians were injured.

@ShahbaPress reported that four women and a child were killed and an unknown number of others were injured when an alleged Russian airstrike struck the village of Sahyan in the southern countryside of Idlib after midnight. @Fawas_Eibish tweeted that four civilians had been killed and that four others were injured.

Al Etihad Press, however, wrote that one child had been killed while four others were injured. SyriaTV, also blaming Russia, said that four civilians were wounded, and added that at the time of their report, the wounded were still underneath the rubble.

Whereas most sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes, others, such as Baladi News, reported that both Russia and the Syrian regime were responsible for the strikes.

According to Awatan, Syrian regime airstrikes targeted the “supply lines of terrorists”.

The incident occured after midnight.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ 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 type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]