Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3750

Incident date

June 2, 2019

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and seven others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Bara on June 2nd, 2019, according to local sources.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded due to the regime air forces’ shelling in the town of Al Bara, south of Idlib, with cluster rockets.”

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that a child was killed the airstrike. According to this source, seven civilians were also injured in the attack.

Ayman Othman wrote on Facebook that Muhammad Kefah Othman was killed in the strikes on the town. The Syrian Human Rights Committee and the Syrian Network for Human Rights also identified Othman as the victim, reporting he was a child.

Other sources also reported additional wounded victims but did not specify a number. Smart News Agency reported that, according to the Syrian Civil Defence, children were among the injured. According to @blaas083, agricultural crops caught fire in the airstrikes.

According to Ayman Othman, the incident occurred “just before” Al Maghrib prayer, which takes place around sunset.

Both Russia and the Syrian regime were named by Shaam News Network as the belligerents responsible for the attack, while several sources referred only the Syrian regime. Other sources did not positively attribute blame.

The incident occured around dusk.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: “The martyr Muhammad Kefah Othman. As a result of the warplane shelling in the town of Al Bara, just before Al Maghrib. The martyr, the wife of the martyr Marwan Al Yahya, was affected by her injury as a result of the shelling of the barrels on the town two days ago” (via Ayman Othman).
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    Muhammad Kefah Othman was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bara on June 2nd, 2019 (via Ayman Othman).

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]