Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3948

Incident date

July 24, 2019

Location

محمبل, Muhambel, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A mother and her two daughters were killed by alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on a residential neighbourhood in the town of Muhambel, Idlib governorate, on July 24th, 2019. An unknown number of other civilians were reported wounded.

@syrian191124 tweeted: “Three civilians were killed and others were wounded as warplanes targeted the town of Muhambel in the western countryside of Idlib.” Smart News Agency reported that three women were killed in airstrikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least three women (a mother and her two daughters) [were] killed as Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired several missiles on Muhambel town in Idlib governorate western suburbs, on July 24, 2019.”

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime for the strikes, Step Agency pointed to Russia as the responsible belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 women)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers attempting to cut through the rubble caused by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th (via @IdlibPlus ).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble caused by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th (via @IdlibPlus ).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble caused by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th (via @IdlibPlus ).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th (via @IdlibPlus ).
  • Translation: “Martyrs and wounded in an airstrike on the town of Mhambel, west of Idlib” (via @hamzasyriafree).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th, 2019 (via @hamzasyriafree).
  • Translation: “Three civilians were killed and others were wounded, as the warplanes targeted the town of Mhambel in the western countryside of Idlib” (via @syrian191124).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Muhambel on July 24th, 2019 (via @syrian191124).
  • Translation: “Three civilians were killed in a raid by sectarian Assad militia warplanes on the town of Mhambel, west of Idlib, and our correspondent confirmed that the civil defense teams worked to rescue civilians trapped under the rubble” (via Orient News).

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
    3
  • (3 women)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (27) [ collapse]