Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3760

Incident date

June 4, 2019

Location

الفقيع, Al Faqi', Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and an unknown number of others was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Faqi’, Idlib governorate, on June 4th, 2019, according to local sources.

@MasarPressNet tweeted: “A civilian was martyred in air strikes by Assad’s forces on the town of Al Faqi’ in the southern countryside.” @ShahbaPress wrote that there had been “a martyr and civilians were wounded as a result of airstrikes on the town of Al Faqi’ in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Several organisations, including Justice organization, reported that the killed victim was named Tarrad Al Rizq. However, @EdlibNN wrote that the 51-year-old man died in airstrikes on Al Naqir on that same day.

While several sources, such as the Network for Human Rights, blamed the Syrian regime, Justice Organization blamed both Russian warplanes and regime helicopters.

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
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

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
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]