Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3731

Incident date

May 28, 2019

Location

البوابية, Al Bawabia, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was reported killed and eight others injured when an airstrike struck the village of Al Bawabia and a section of the Damascus-Aleppo international road in the morning of May 28th. The images shared by the Syrian Civil Defense shows that the victim is a man.

The airstrike destroyed a civilian property and burned large areas of agricultural crops.

The Syrian Civil Defense who were at the scene blamed the Syrian regime, while local monitor Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia for the raid.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • A Syrian Civil Defense volunteer at the scene after an alleged airstrike struck the village of Al Bawabia and a section of the Damascus-Aleepo international road in the morning of May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • An alleged airstrike struck the village of Al Bawabia and a section of the Damascus-Aleepo international road in the morning of May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers putting out a fair after an alleged airstrike struck the village of Al Bawabia and a section of the Damascus-Aleepo international road in the morning of May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • One of the wounded victims of an airstrike on Al Bawabia south of Aleppo on May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • Building in Al Bawabia, allegedly struck by an airstrike on May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer covering the body of one of the victims of an alleged airstrike on Al Bawabia on May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • SCD volunteers in the aftermath of an airstrike on Al Bawabia in Aleppo on May 28th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Video of the fires caused by alleged airstrikes on Al Bawabia on May 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • SCD volunteers in the aftermath of an airstrike on Al Bawabia in Aleppo on May 28th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers in the aftermath of an airstrike on Al Bawabia in Aleppo on May 28th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Bawabia in Aleppo on May 28th, 2019. (via SCD)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]