Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3772

Incident date

June 7, 2019

Location

بابولين, Babulin, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th.

While Idlib Plus alleges the death of one civilian, multiple other sources refer to the death of two to three civilians, as well as the injuring of a “number” of others.

Syria Civil Defense stated that of those killed, two were men, and Syrian Network for Human Rights state that two civilians were killed from the same family in the airstrikes.

Syria Civil Defense also reported that “nine others, including five children and a woman,” were wounded in what this source refers to as “the targeting of civilian houses by four warplanes.” However, other sources like @NagiNajjar raised the injury toll to 15.

@SyriaCivilDefe said that homes of civilians were targeted with four vacuum rockets.

Both Idlib Plus and Syria.liveuamap report that Russia was responsible for the attacks, while a number of other sources attribute the airstrike to the Syrian regime. Meanwhile, three sources do not positively attribute blame for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–15
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Russian warplanes targeting the village of Babulin in the southern countryside of Idlib, with air raids." (via Syria.liveuamap)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (Via Edlin Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (Via Edlin Media Centre)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (Via Edlin Media Centre)
  • Rescue efforts in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Babulin, Idlib, June 7th (Via Edlin Media Centre)
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  • Civilians looking under the rubble for survivors after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Babulin on June 7th, 2019. (via @NagiNajjar).

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
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–15
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]