Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3725

Incident date

May 28, 2019

Location

سفوهن, Sufwhan, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A man and two women were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sufwhen, Idlib governorate, on May 28th, 2019, according to local sources. Up to five civilians, including a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, were reportedly injured.

Shahba Press claimed that one woman had been killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the strike, while Edlib Media Center and Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the death of two women and one man.

The Facebook page of Sufwhen Town Media Center identified the victims as Qasim Muhammad Al Jisri and presumably his daughter Asia Qasim Al Jisri, and a woman named Radia Hassan Al Awad.

Horrya News wrote that in addition to three deaths, five civilians, including a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, had been injured. @mo3atasem91 tweeted that a child and a woman had been injured.

Several sources reported helicopter strikes with barrel bombs.

Both @so_ria98 and Smart News agency attributed the strike to Russia, while others named the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

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    Caption from Syrian Network for Human Rights: "At least three civilians, including two women, were killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Sfuhun village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on May 28th". (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Translation: “Targeting the town of Sufwhan in the southern countryside of Idlib” (via @islamarmys).
  • Translation: “Watch the moment when the Assad gangs bombed the town of Sufwhan in the countryside of Idlib with barrel bombs” (via @alshamiobada).
  • Translation: “The first moments of the bombing of Sufwhen town in Idlib countryside” (via Enab Baladi).
  • Men carrying the body of one of the victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on May 28th (via Enab Baladi).
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    Qasim Al Jasri was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Safwhen on May 28th, 2019 (via Safwhen Town Media Center).

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
    3
  • (2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]