Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3792

Incident date

June 11, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two women were killed and an unknown number of other civilians were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Hass, Idlib governorate, on June 11th, 2019, according to local sources.

Smart News reported that “two women were killed and others were wounded on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, by aerial bombardment of warplanes in the town of Hass near Idlib, northern Syria. Local activists told “Smart” that the warplanes bombed the village, killing two women and wounding several other civilians in addition to the destruction of a number of houses in the village.”

Multiple other sources also stated that both of those killed were women. The Local Coordination Committees for Syria alleged that a “number” was wounded in the incident.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “two women from the same family were killed” in the incident.

@ShahbaPress tweeted: “Two women were killed and other civilians were wounded in airstrikes on the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

While most sources attributed the strikes to the Syrian regime, two others also named Russian forces alongside the regime in reporting of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 women)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Warplanes bomb residential homes in the town of Hass in the countryside of Idlib, expecting martyrs and wounded 6-11-2019" (via Hadi Al Abdallah).
  • Translation: “Al Assad sectarian warplanes are changing civilians today in Hass, Idlib countryside” (via @Ahmadmuaffaq).

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
  • (2 women)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]