Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3700

Incident date

May 18, 2019

Location

الهبيط, Al Habit, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian male was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Habit, Hama governorate, on May 18th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee wrote that: “Hasan Abdul Qadir Shishakli, from the town of Halfaya, in the northern countryside of Hama Governorate, died as a result of aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes that targeted the town of Al Habit in the countryside of the southern Idlib governorate today, Saturday, 18-5-2019.”

According to Bawaba Hamah on Facebook, the victim died on May 18th a couple of days after the strikes, but all other sources reported that the strikes took place on May 18th.

All sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Idlib countryside: Hasan Abdul Qadir Shishakli, from the town of Halfaya, in the northern countryside of Hama Governorate, died as a result of aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes that targeted the town of Habit in the countryside of the southern Idlib governorate today, Saturday, 18-5-2019” (via SHRC).
  • Hasan Abdul Qadir Shishakli Translation: "A martyr as a result of the bombing of Habit" (via Halfaia).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]