Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3719

Incident date

May 26, 2019

Location

أم زيتونة, Um Zaytouna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others injured following an airstrike on Um Zaytouna, Idlib, on May 26th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the man killed as Ayman al Hassan. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Ayman al Hassan was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes carried out a strike using machine guns on Um Zaytouna village in west of Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 26th.”

Three sources attributed the strike to the Syrian regime, while Smart News Agency did not positively attribute blame, and Syrian Civil Defense referred to both “the Russian occupation of the cities and towns of rural Idlib” and regime forces.

Smart News Agency tweeted: “Killed and wounded civilians following aerial bombardment by warplanes and helicopters on the village of Um Zaytouna south of Idlib.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Ayman Al Hassan was killed in an airstrike on Um Zeiytona in Idlib on May 26th, 2019. (Via Abd Al Qader Al Bakri )

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]