Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3885

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

كنيسة نخلة, Kniset Nakhla (Nakhla church), Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were injured in airstrikes on Kaniset Nakhla, Idlib, on July 10th.

According to this source, Step News, “two civilians were injured as a result of the bombardment of the helicopter, which targeted the village of Kniset Nakhla (Nakhla Church), east of Jisr al-Shughour city.”

Step News wrote that “two helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime, together with the Russian air force, have been shelling the towns of Jisr al-Shaghur in the western countryside of Idlib in the past few days.”

The attack with three explosive barrels led to damage to civilians’ homes as well.

No other information is known at this time.

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
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Civilians were wounded as a result of an airstrike with barrel bombs on the village of Nakhla Church, east of Jisr Al-Shughour.
  • Two civilian casualties as a result of the barrel bombing of helicopters on the village of Nakhleh Church, east of the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, in addition to extensive damage to civilian homes.
  • Helicopters target the village of Palm Church in barrel bombs
  • Barrel bombs targeted Kaniset Nakhleh/Nakhleh Church area in Jisr al-Shoghour on July 10th, 2019. (via @almo3tasem91)
  • Warplanes target the village of Nakhleh Church/Kaniset Nakhleh with barrel bombs.

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
    Unknown
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]