Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3942

Incident date

July 23, 2019

Location

جبالا, Jabala, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian male was reported killed and two others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Jabala, Idlib governorate, on July 23rd, 2019, as reported by local sources.

Step Agency tweeted that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded when an explosive barrage hit the town of Jabala, south of Idlib.”

Enab Baladi posted a video of the aftermath of the strike, where a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer who was at the site stated that one civilian was killed and that two others were injured.

@baladinetwork tweeted that “a displaced civilian was killed by barrel bombing targeting the village of Jabala in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria.”

Several sources, including the Syrian Human Rights Committee, identified Nasr Al Satouf, also known as Abu Luai, as the fatal victim. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Al Satouf was a displaced civilian from the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

While a majority of sources blamed the Syrian regime for the strike, Enab Baladi and Shaam News Network pointed to Russia.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Image Caption Translation: "A man was killed by the shelling of the helicopter by the Assad forces with the explosive barrel in the neighborhoods of Jabala in the Idlib countryside. Our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Nasr Al Satouf Abu Luai was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jabala village, July 23rd, 2019 (via Kafar Zeita Post).
  • Nasr Al Satouf Abu Luai (pictured right) was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jabala village, July 23rd, 2019 (via Eastern Jbala village).
  • Translation: “Jabala town in Idlib countryside... A new victim of Russian warplanes” (via Enab Baladi).

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]