Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3921

Incident date

July 20, 2019

Location

بليون, Balyoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians were reported injured in airstrikes on Balyoun, Idlib, on July 20th.

@muhammad_salhab said “Six injuries and major damage to the properties of the people as a result of the airstrike that targeted the town of Billion in the morning.”

@SY_plus tweeted reported “six injuries, including four men, a child and a woman, in an airstrike this morning [July 20th, 2019] that targeted civilian homes near a school in the town of Balyun in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “eight civilians, including a child and a woman, were injured by the targeting of the towns of Kansafra, Balyoun and Jabal al-Arba’een in the countryside of Idlib, with air raids from dawn until today.”

Meanwhile, Step News reported the incident, among others, but did not cite civilian harm. According to this source, “Syrian and Russian warplanes targeted [a range of locations] in Idlib with high-impact rockets.”

No other information is known at this time.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: six injuries, including four men, a child and a woman, in an air strike this morning, that targeted civilian homes near a school in the town of Balyun in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Caption translation: Warplanes of criminal Assad launch airstrikes with vacuum missiles on Balyoun town in Idlib's southern countryside.

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
    6–8
  • 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]