Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3868

Incident date

July 4, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One girl was reported killed in airstrikes on Hass, Idlib, July 4th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “the girl Hanaa Jamal al Sheikh Najib was killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Hass village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 4th.”

Meanwhile other sources alleged “others injured”, with Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stating that “a female child was killed when barrel bombs were dropped by helicopters on Hass village – the death toll is expected to rise because there are people in a critical situation.”

Most sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime using barrelbombs from helicopters. @SyrianCoalition named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident.

Halab Today TV said one woman was killed and other wounded.

7al reported: “The reporter confirmed the fall of a child and wounding dozens of civilians as a result of those violent raids that also destroyed many properties.”

A Orient News team reported coming under fire from Assad forces in Hass on the same day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Caption: "The girl Hanaa Jamal al Sheikh Najib was killed as Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Hass village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 4th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Video caption translation: "The first moments to target the cities of Kafar Nabil and Hass in the countryside # Idlib with explosive barrels of Assad helicopters 4-7-2019" Video Translation: "Reporter confirmed that civilians killed in each town" (via Hadi Al Abdullah)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]