Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3701

Incident date

May 19, 2019

Location

حيان, Hayan, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Smart News reported that one child was injured in Hayan, Aleppo, in the explosion of a remnant of a cluster bomb on May 19th, 2019. The source stated that the remnant was the product of a previous “aerial bombardment by Russian warplanes”.

A local source quoted by Smart News stated that the cluster bomb remnant exploded while the child was sheep herding, and was hospitalised with serious injuries.

Smart News reported that in spite of collaborative efforts to raise awareness, the explosion of cluster bomb remnants and landmines have “killed dozens of civilians, including children, in central and northern Syria”.

The source did not report when the munition was dropped.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]