Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3717

Incident date

May 26, 2019

Location

سفوهن, Sfwhen, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were reportedly killed in an airstrike on Sfwhen, Idlib, on May 26th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that “two civilians from the same family” were killed in the strikes, while Halab Today TV stated that “a young man was killed” in the attack.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria identified one of the victims as Muhammad Maarouf Al-Ismail, while Syrian Human Rights Committee said that a woman, Feryal Al-Ismail, was also killed in this incident.

While Syria.liveuamap did not positively attribute blame, referring to “cluster ammunition bombardment and air raids” on the town, two sources attributed the strike to the Syrian regime. Syrian Civil Defense made reference to the “Russian occupation of the cities and towns of rural Idlib,” as well as regime forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Civilian casualty as a result of the May 26th airstrike on Sfwhen, Idlib (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • Civilians and SCD volunteers gathered in the aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • Civilians gathering in the aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • A SCD volunteer on duty in the aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).
  • An image taken in the aftermath of an airstrike on Sfwhen on May 26th, 2019. (via Enab Baladi).

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
    2
  • (1 woman1 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]