Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3807

Incident date

June 15, 2019

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Al Fatira, Idlib, on June 15th.

Two sources claimed that three civilians had perished in the attack, with Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stating that two of these were women, and Smart News alleging the death of a child.

Meanwhile, other sources referred to two civilians slain, while Step News Agency reported “the killing of another person in the town of Al Fatira, with a family under the rubble south of Idlib.”

“Others” were reported “seriously wounded” in the bombardment, and Smart News stated that “Civil Defense teams worked to extract those trapped under the rubble and to take the injured to nearby field hospitals.”

While three sources attribute the attack to the Syrian regime, one source refers to both Russia and the Syrian regime in reporting of the incident. Another source does not positively attribute blame.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "At least two civilians, including a woman, were killed as Syrian warplanes fired missiles in Fattira village in Idlib suburbs, on June 15th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • "The death toll in the town of Al-Bara increased to 5, and in the town of Al-Fatira to 3 martyrs."
  • "The town of Al-Fateera in Idlib countryside, was targeted shortly before, with 4 missiles from the warplanes, which led to the death of a man and a woman and wounding 4 others, including 3 children, as we were there with civilians."
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defense on the ground after Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Fatira on June 15th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defense on the ground trying to rescue civilians under the rubble as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Fatira on June 15th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Fatira on June 15th, 2019 left up to three civilians killed and others injured. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defense on the ground after Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Fatira on June 15th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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
    3
  • (1 child2 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 (18) [ collapse]