Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3813

Incident date

June 16, 2019

Location

حيش, Heesh, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two children and a woman were reported wounded in airstrikes on Heesh, Idlib, on June 16th.

While four sources referred to “a number wounded”, or “many wounded”, in the attack – – cited as “mainly children” – both Local Coordination Committee for Syria and Edlib Media Center, quantified those injured as two children and a woman.

While three sources did not positively attribute blame for the aerial bombardment, two named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible. Meanwhile, Shaam News referred to both Russia and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Two children and a woman were wounded, and homes and properties were destroyed in the town of Hish, as a result of the air strikes of the Assad warplanes targeting the residential neighborhoods of the town this evening."

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]