Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3763

Incident date

June 4, 2019

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Al Fatira, Idlib governorate, on June 4th, 2019, according to a local source. An unknown number of civilians was reported injured.

Step News Agency reported the death of one woman in airstrikes on Al Fatira, Idlib, June 4th. Step also claimed that “several civilians were injured” in the attack. Noting that the attack was carried on on the first day of Eid, the source reported that “a woman was killed, and several civilians were injured, in the village of Al Fatira, south of Idlib.”

However, none of the other sources reported civilian casualties. Hence, the civilian harm status of this incident is graded as weak.

@NagiNajjar reported “attacks by Sukhoi warplanes with vacuum missiles targeting the towns of Al Fatira and Karsaah in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Step News Agency quoted a reporter in Idlib who stated that: “Russian and Syrian warplanes have stepped up their rocket attacks with cluster bombs, long-range missiles and surface-to-surface missiles since dawn on Tuesday, targeting southern towns and villages of the province.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]