Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3679

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was killed and others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Bara in rural Idlib on May 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

Jorf News wrote that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded by airstrikes on the town of Al Bara in the southern suburb of Idlib.” Fresh Syria also reported that an unknown number of civilians was wounded.

The Facebook page Ma’aret Al Nu’man identified the victim as Bilal Al Mendil. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Bilal was a displaced civilian from Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib. The source claimed that he was killed when Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on the town.

Edlib Media Center blamed Russia and reported the use of missiles in the airstrike. Other sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

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
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    Bilal al Mendil was killed by an alleged Syrian missile strike on Al Bara village in Jabal Al Zaweya on May 7th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: "The effects of the destruction due to airstrikes by the regime's warplane in the town of Al Barah in Idlib countryside" (via Al Dorar Al Shamiya Network).
  • Translation: "We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Go to God's mercy and kindness. The young Bilal Mahmoud Al Mandil after the bombing of the air force that hit the town of Al Bara. May God have mercy on him and make his resting place paradise" (via Ma'arat Al Numan).
  • Translation: "I belong to God, and to him, we will return to my brother Bilal Al-Mandeel, may God bless him in the gardens of paradise" (via Ammar Mandil on Facebook).
  • Bilal Al Mandil was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, May 7th, 2019 (via Ammar Mandil on Facebook).

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
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]