Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3718

Incident date

May 26, 2019

Location

حيش, Heesh , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were reported killed in an airstrike on Heesh, May 26th, according to local sources. They seem to be from the same family as they were identified as Abdullah Hani Hamoudeh and Hassan Hani Hamoudeh. They are originally from Soran town.

Three sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime, while Syria Civil Defense made reference to “the Russian occupation of the cities and towns of rural Idlib”, as well as regime forces.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “military aircraft of the regime forces targeted the international road near Heesh in rural Idlib, knowing that the road is taken by civilians and displaced persons fleeing intensive shelling in the towns and villages of Idlib and Hama.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that ” two individuals were killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the vicinity of Heesh village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 26th.”

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
  • (2 men)
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Attempts to recover the bodies of two men killed in an airstrike on Heesh, Idlib, on May 26th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Attempts to recover the bodies of two men killed in an airstrike on Heesh, Idlib, on May 26th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Attempts to recover the bodies of two men killed in an airstrike on Heesh, Idlib, on May 26th (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Attempts to recover the bodies of two men killed in an airstrike on Heesh, Idlib, on May 26th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The two brothers killed in airstrikes on Heesh on May 26th. (via Abo Haydar Hamouda, their brother.)
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    One of the victim who were killed in Heesh by airstrikes on May 26th, 2019. (via Omar Omar).

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]