Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3680

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

عابدين, Abdin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Abdin village in Idlib governorate on May 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

Baladi News reported that two civilians were killed in airstrikes on the village of Abdin, Idlib countryside. Zaiton Mag reported one killed civilian by a helicopter strike. All other sources also reported only one death.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) wrote: “Ali al Zraiq, from Ma’ret Harma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, was killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the vicinity of Abdin village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 7.”

In another post, the SN4HR said that Al Salam Mosque in the village was targeted, partially destroying its building and damaging the furniture.

According to Zaman Al Wasl, the village was hit with two regime barrels. Whereas most sources blamed the regime, Al Araby and Edlib Media Center reported that both the Syrian regime and Russia had been responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime forces bombed a mosque in Abdin village in Idlib on May 7th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]