Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3816

Incident date

June 18, 2019

Location

المنطقة الصناعية, Industry zone (Al Mantiq Al Sina’iya), Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and two to eight civilians, including at least one child, were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the industrial zone Al Mantiq Al Sina’iya, in the vicinity of Idlib, on June 18th, 2019, according to local sources.

@syr_television reported that “one person was killed and three others were wounded in the bombing of the industrial zone in the vicinity of the city of Idlib.”

Smart News documented the destruction in the aftermath of the airstrike, and reported that, not only did the attack result “in the killing and wounding of civilians”, but also “the destruction in the shops.”

According to this source, “the wounded, some critically, were taken to the nearest hospital.”

While many sources cite three as the number injured in the attack, Shahba Press tweeted that eight had been wounded, and Idlib Plus claimed that two were injured, including a child, in the airstrike.

The Syrian Civil Defence posted photos of their volunteers providing aid to an injured child, According to their Facebook post, the victim’s name is Hussein, a displaced child from the countryside of Hama.

A few sources attributed the strike to the Syrian regime, while one source named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. Meanwhile, most other sources did not positively attribute blame for the attack.

Smart News stated that “regime forces and Russia have been carrying out intensive aerial bombardment of Idlib, Hama and northern Latakia for weeks, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians, displacing hundreds of thousands, and causing extensive destruction of infrastructure, especially hospitals and schools.”

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
    3–8
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption Translation: "The bombing caused the killing of a civilian and wounding three others, in addition to destruction in industrial workshops and property" on June 18th (via Smart News)
  • Caption Translation: "The bombing caused the killing of a civilian and wounding three others, in addition to destruction in industrial workshops and property" on June 18th (via Smart News)
  • Caption Translation: "A young man running amid the destruction in the industrial zone Tuesday, June 18th" (via Smart News)
  • Caption Translation: "The bombing caused the killing of a civilian and wounding three others, in addition to destruction in industrial workshops and property" on June 18th (via Smart News)
  • Caption Translation: "The bombing caused the killing of a civilian and wounding three others, in addition to destruction in industrial workshops and property" on June 18th (via Smart News)
  • Caption Translation: "The bombing caused the killing of a civilian and wounding three others, in addition to destruction in industrial workshops and property" on June 18th (via Smart News)
  • Image Caption: "A civilian was killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on east of Idlib city, on June 18th." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image caption translation: "Hussein is a displaced child from the countryside of Hama. He was injured today by air raids that targeted the city of Idlib hours ago. Our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Hussein is a displaced child from the countryside of Hama. He was injured today by air raids that targeted the city of Idlib hours ago. Our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Hussein is a displaced child from the countryside of Hama. He was injured today by air raids that targeted the city of Idlib hours ago. Our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Translation: “Effects of the destruction caused by the warplanes' targeting of the industrial zone in the city of Idlib, which killed one person and wounded three” (via @HalabTodayTV).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an industrial zone in the vicinity of Idlib on June 18th, 2019 (via @HalabTodayTV).
  • Damaged builldings after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an industrial zone in the vicinity of Idlib on June 18th, 2019 (via @HalabTodayTV).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an industrial zone in the vicinity of Idlib on June 18th, 2019 (via @HalabTodayTV).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an industrial zone in the vicinity of Idlib on June 18th, 2019 (via @HalabTodayTV).

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
    3–8
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]