Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3808

Incident date

June 15, 2019

Location

حيش, Heesh, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Deaths and injuries among civilians were reported in airstrikes on Heesh, Idlib, on June 15th.

Smart News stated that “a civilian was wounded by an aerial bombardment of warplanes in the town of Heesh, south of Idlib.”

Furthermore, Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that “Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles near the building of local council in Heesh village, partially damaging the building and its furniture.”

However, @aeinnews claimed that civilians deaths also were reported as a result of the airstrike.

While one source did not positively attribute blame for the airstrike, another referred to both Russia and the Syrian regime in reporting of the incident. Meanwhile, Syrian Network for Human Rights named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Sukhoi 24 warplanes launched air strikes with vacuum missiles on the town of Heesh in the southern countryside of Idlib
  • Sukhoi 24 warplanes launched air strikes with vacuum missiles on the town of Heesh in the southern countryside of Idlib on June 15th, 2019. (via @syrian191124).
  • The Syrian regime's warplanes targeted the town of Heesh in the southern countryside of Idlib with two air strikes, which led to the death and injury of many civilians.
  • The Syrian regime's warplanes targeted the town of Heesh in the southern countryside of Idlib with two air strikes, which led to the death and injury of many civilians. (via @aeinnews).

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
    1
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]