Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3805

Incident date

June 15, 2019

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including three children and up to two women, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, Idlib governorate, on June 15th, 2019, according to local sources. Up to 11 other civilians were reportedly injured.

The Local Coordination Committee Syria reported that two children were killed in the raid in the centre of the town, while other sources such as the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that five civilians were killed among whom four children and a woman. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that among the five killed civilians were three children and a woman.

An Orient News correspondent reported four fatalities: three children and a woman. The source added that Syrian Civil Defence teams immediately went to work at the scene. In a later post, @OrientNews reported five killed civilians.

Smart News Agency wrote that three children and two women were killed. Additionally, the source reported that a child and woman were wounded, while @ShahbaPress claimed a total of 11 wounded civilians.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired a missile on Martyr Hasan al Mdawar Primary School in Al Bara village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, partially damaging its building and entrance and damaging its furniture, on June 15.” It is unclear if this is the same location where civilian harm occured.

Days after the incident, several sources including Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the girl Jana Abdul Rahman died on June 17th due to wounds sustained in the incident, adding one more child to the death toll. According to Step News Agency, she died in a Turkish hospital.

On June 20th, @IdlibPlus reported that Abdullah Hamdo Al Bari died after being injured in airstrikes on Al Bara earlier.

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes, others, such as Shaam News Network, blamed Russia as well as Syrian regime forces for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Jana Abdul Rahman Child female died on June 17th of injuries sustained in the airstrikes killed
  • Abdullah Hamdo Al Bari Age unknown male reported killed on June 20th as the result of injuries sustained in the airstrikes killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Destruction at the entrace of Al Mdawar Primary School in Bara village after it was struck by a missile on June 15th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    Bodies of children who were killed and wounded in an alleged missile strike on Martyr Hasan al Mdawar Primary School in Al Bara on June 15th (via @So-ria98).
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    A young girl before and after she was killed in an alleged missile strike on Martyr Hasan al Mdawar Primary School in Al Bara on June 15th (via @So-ria98).
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    Translation: “Putin's terrorism and the alliance of resistance and defiance. In Idlib, a picture of two children killed by warplanes a short while ago in the town of Al Bara in Jabal Al Zawiya in Idlib countryside” (via @aboalhodaalhoms).
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    The bodies of two children killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara on June 15th, 2019 (via @aboalhodaalhoms).
  • Translation: “In front of his eyes, they passed away, his young children. A father mourns for his children after their death, as a result of the massive bombing of the criminal regime forces on the town of Al Bara, south of Idlib” (via @AM_AHMAD90).
  • Translation: “Five civilians were killed in raids by the Assad militia on the town of Al Bara, south of Idlib” (via @OrientNews).
  • Translation: “Five martyrs and a number of wounded, as a preliminary result, as a result of the warplanes targeting the town of Al Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib” (via @MMCSYR2).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, June 15th, 2019 (via @MMCSYR2).
  • A woman walking through a destroyed street after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, June 15th, 2019 (via @MMCSYR2).
  • A man walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, June 15th, 2019 (via @MMCSYR2).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara, June 15th, 2019 (via @MMCSYR2).
  • An injured child receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara on June 15th, 2019 (via @So-ria98).
  • An injured girl receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Bara on June 15th, 2019 (via @So-ria98).

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
    2 – 5
  • (2–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]