Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3712

Incident date

May 24, 2019

Location

الهبيط, Habeet, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two sources reported alleged Russian airstrikes on Harbeet village in Idlib on May 24th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that two media workers were injured in the airstrikes. The source stated that Mustafa al Khalaf and Mustafa Dahnoun, reporters of Syria TV and al Jisr TV respectively, were injured in “intensive bombing on the village by Syrian- Russian Alliance forces”.

Al-Khalaf told the Syrian Journalists Association that “while he was with his colleague Al-Abbas covering the shelling in an area near the town of Habit, a Su-24 warplane undertook an airstrike near them after a Russian reconnaissance aircraft flew. That resulted in Al-Abbas/Dahnoun being slightly injured by shrapnel in the face, neck and shoulder.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa al Khalaf Adult male A reporter for Syria TV injured
  • Mustafa Dahnoun Adult male A reporter for al Jisr TV. Other sources reported his name as Mustafa Al A'abbas injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mustafa Dahnoun and Mustafa alKhalaf reported injured in a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Habeet on May 24th, 2019. (via SYJA).

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
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]