Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3896

Incident date

July 12, 2019

Location

حي القصور, Al Qosour , Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes with four rockets on Al-Qusoor neighborhood in the morning of July 12th led to the death of up to two civilians including a child and inuring 13 others. Local sources said the attack targeted and IDP shelter.

Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime and reported that “Mohammad Rateb Melhem, from Homs governorate, was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on al Qosour neighborhood in Idlib city”.

According to Step News, the victim was a child. However, circulated photos of the victim show a young man.

Syrian Civil Defense forces who were at the scene reported that “The son of Homs city “al-Hajj Rateb” today lost his second son by bombing the Russian occupation of the criminal city of Idlib and the rest of his family in the hospital. Any exam is bigger than this. Oh God, attach to his heart patience and solace”

The source added that 12 others were injured, whereas @IdlibPlus reported that “more than 10 civilians injured by the bombing of a SU24 fighter aircraft to the palaces of the city center of Idlib.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Al Qosour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 12th (via Step News).
  • Al Qosour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 12th (via Step News).
  • Al Qosour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 12th (via Step News).
  • Al Qosour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 12th (via Step News).
  • Victim of the alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike that struck Idlib city in the morning of July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Father of the victim of the alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike that struck Idlib city in the morning of July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike struck the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Local residents at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike struck the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike struck the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike struck the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike struck the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Video showing the aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike on Idlib city on July 12th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • The neighborhood of Al Qousour in the city of Idlib after it was allegedly struck with with four rockets at the same time on July 13th (via Macro Media Center).
  • The neighborhood of Al Qousour in the city of Idlib after it was allegedly struck with with four rockets at the same time on July 13th (via Macro Media Center).
  • The neighborhood of Al Qousour in the city of Idlib after it was allegedly struck with with four rockets at the same time on July 13th (via Macro Media Center).
  • The neighborhood of Al Qousour in the city of Idlib after it was allegedly struck with with four rockets at the same time on July 13th (via Macro Media Center).
  • The neighborhood of Al Qousour in the city of Idlib after it was allegedly struck with with four rockets at the same time on July 13th (via Macro Media Center).
  • Translation: "Martyrs and wounded as a result of the warplanes targeting the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib governorate, with an air strike."
  • Translation; Aftermath of the bombing on the Al-Qusour neighborhood in Idlib today.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al-Qosour in Idlib. (via @brocarpress)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al-Qosour in Idlib. (via @brocarpress)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al-Qosour in Idlib. (via @brocarpress)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al-Qosour in Idlib. (via @brocarpress)

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 – 2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–13
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]