Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3781

Incident date

June 9, 2019

Location

بزابور, Bazabour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Six civilians, including four women and a child, were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the village of Bazabour, Idlib governorate, on June 9th, 2019, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported that “six civilians, including a girl and four women, were wounded as a result of the Assad forces’ bombing of cluster missiles on the village of Bazabour in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

The Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib also reported: “Six civilians, including a child and four women, were wounded in the village of Bazabur, as a result of the bombing of two rockets loaded with cluster bombs targeting the outskirts of the village.”

According to Haseeb Deeb on Facebook, the sounds of the explosions were heard throughout the city of Idlib.

Nearly all sources pointed to the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent, but Shaam News Network blamed Russia, writing that “Russian aircraft launched airstrikes in the middle of artillery and missile attacks” on several towns, including Bazabour.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “The sounds of explosions, which were heard throughout the city of Idlib and its countryside a short while ago, resulting from the bombing of the village of Bzabour, in Jabal Al Arbaeen, 9/6/2019” (via Haseeb Deeb).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes of the village of Bzabour, in Jabal Al Arbaeen, 9/6/2019” (via Haseeb Deeb).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]