Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3943

Incident date

July 23, 2019

Location

ديرسنبل, Deir Sinbul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians, including a child, were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Deir Sinbul in Idlib governorate on July 23rd, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that “a child was injured by the targeting of the town of Deir Sinbul in the village of Idlib this morning, with three raids from the Asadi Air Force”, adding that SCD teams were at the site.

@muhammad_salhab reported: “Two casualties so far in the raid that targeted the town of Deir Sinbul a while ago, and there is no news of martyrs until this moment.”

@anasanas84 tweeted that “S22 warplanes raided the village of Deir Sinbul in Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib”.

According to @ZaitunAgency, “civilians were wounded in the airstrikes of the regime’s warplanes on the town of Deir Sinbul in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

While a majority of sources did not name a belligerent, some of the sources, including the SCD, blamed the Syrian regime. Shaam News Network pointed to Russia.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Syrian regime conducted three raids on Deir Sinbul in Idlib in the morning of July 23rd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Translation: “S22 warplanes raided the village of Deir Sunbul in Jabal Al Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib” (via @anasanas84).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Deir Sunbul in Jabal Al Zawiya on July 23rd, 2019 (via @anasanas84).

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
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]