Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3714

Incident date

May 25, 2019

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Al Fattira, Idlib governorate, on May 25th, 2019, according to local sources. An unknown number of civilians was injured.

The Syrian Civil Defense, Step News Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a woman was killed in an airstrike on Al Fattira village in Idlib suburbs on May 25th. According to Step News Agency, “a number of civilians” had been injured.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Mrs. Halima al Araibi, from Kafr Aweed village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, was killed as Syrian regime forces dropped barrel bombs on al Fattira village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs.”

The Syrian Civil Defence posted a video, noting that “the body of a woman was recovered in the town of Al Fattira in Idlib countryside, from the rubble of her house yesterday night, after being targeted by an airstrike by warplanes.”

One source attributed the airstrike to Russia, another to the Syrian Regime, while a third source did not attribute blame. Step News Agency referred to “Syrian and Russian warplanes” in their report.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "#Idlib #Al Fatira now" (via @alialabdalm).
  • Translation: “The body of a woman was recovered in the town of Al-Fateera in Idlib countryside, from the rubble of her house yesterday night, after being targeted by an air strike by warplanes” (via SCD).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]