Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3890

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian male was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha, Idlib governorate, on July 10th, 2019, according to local sources. The strikes reportedly targeted a school.

Zaitonmag wrote: “The warplanes bombed the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, and the bombing targeted civilian homes and a school, resulting in an injured man and fires in agricultural lands.” @abuhuzaifa_ and @Ahed_Slebi also reported one wounded civilian.

@Sentry_Syria tweeted: “10:35: Ariha – 8 seconds ago, a Sukhoi-22 is flying southeast.” @MasarPressNet tweeted that warplanes targeted the “Art School” in Ariha.

While some sources, such as @AbuWael_Daraya, blamed Russia for the strikes, others, including @nabdalthwra, pointed to the Syrian regime. Geiroon reported that both Russia and the Syrian regime were conducting airstrikes in the area on July 10th.

The incident occured at approximately 10:35 am local time.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Ariha” (via @liongeneral19).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha, June 10th, 2019 (via @liongeneral19).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]