Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3723

Incident date

May 27, 2019

Location

حزارين, Hezarin, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to seven civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Hezarin, Idlib, May 27th.

Shahba News initially claimed that three were killed in the strikes from the same family, including one child, later reporting six deaths and “dozens wounded”. Edlib Media Center initially reported two killed, yet also stated that the figure rose to six as understanding of the events unfolded.

Both the Local Coordination Committee for Syria and Idlib Plus named six fatalities, including a father and a son.

Shahba Press referred to “Syrian and Russian raids”, as did a number of other sources, while others named either the Syrian regime or Russia as responsible for the attack.

Idlib Plus stated that there were eight airstrikes, while other sources reported the use of cluster munitions.

Shaam News wrote that “Russian warplanes continue to bombard the cities and towns of rural Idlib,” later stating that “the Assad forces are carrying out a genocide, with clear Russian political support, across the southern Idlib countryside.”

According to this source, there was a clear “focus on bombing major markets, cities and communities, and displacing thousands from their homes” in the attacks.

Also referring to the airstrikes on Ariha the same day, Shaam News reported that “the death of 18 civilians, mostly children and women” on May 27th represented a “continuing of a systematic genocide against civilians, amid the silence of the world.”

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 – 7
  • (1–3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Translation: The martyrs from Monday 27/5/2019 in the province of Idlib. Hezarin martyrs: Ahmad Abd Al Hamid Al Zaki Son of Ahmad Abd Al Hamid Al Zaki Deya’ Faris Koujak Amina Mar’i (F) Jouriya Mar’i (F) Aysha Mar’i (child -F) (via Idlib Plus)
  • "Several consecutive raids with Russian warplanes on the villages of Hazaren on May 27th, 2019." (via @almo3tasem91)
  • "Several consecutive raids with Russian warplanes on the villages of Hazaren on May 27th, 2019." (via @almo3tasem91)
  • "Several consecutive raids with Russian warplanes on the villages of Hazaren on May 27th, 2019." (via @almo3tasem91)
  • Child Abdelhamid Ahmad Muhammad killed in an airstrike in Hazarin.
  • Civilians gathering around the bodies of two children killed in an airstrike in Hazarin on May 27th, 2019. (via Mustafa Kamal Nasan).

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 – 7
  • (1–3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]