Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3950

Incident date

July 24, 2019

Location

خان السبل, Khan Al Sobul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that 20 civilians, including three children and four women, were injured when Russia and the Syrian regime conducted airstrikes on cities and towns of Khan Sheikhan, Ma’arat al-Nu’man, Deir al-Sharqi and Um al-Sair, Jabal al-Arbaeen, Ma’sibin, al-Qasabiyah, Mar’and, Tannnah and Khan al-Sobull.

Baladi News reported that in a special statement, Abdul Rahman Imad al-Din, the head of the local council of the town of Khan Al Sobul claimed that Russian warplanes  bombed the local bakery and surrounding houses with six missiles fired in one airstrike at four o’clock in the afternoon. He added that the bakery went out of service due to the damage that was caused. Several of employees were reported injured.

According to Smart News, a total of two civilians were wounded.

The incident occured at 4:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "Civilians were wounded as the criminal Russian warplanes targeted the town of Khan Al Sobul, south of Idlib."
  • Caption translation: "Russian warplanes launch air strikes with high-explosive vacuum bombs on the town of Khan Al Sobul in the southern countryside of Idlib."
  • Caption translation: "Civilians were wounded as Russian warplanes targeted the town of Khan Al-Sobul , south of Idlib."
  • Caption translation: Russian warplanes target the town of Khan Al-Sobul with vacuum missiles. The bombing caused massive damage to the homes of the people and injured two people.
  • An image showing damage to a civilian house as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces on Khan Al-Subul in Idlib on July 24th, 2019. (via @mahmoudalbakor1)
  • Caption translation: Khan Al Subul.
  • Damage to a civilian houses as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces on Khan Al-Subul in Idlib on July 24th, 2019. (via @almaestro97)
  • Damage to a civilian houses as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces on Khan Al-Subul in Idlib on July 24th, 2019. (via @almaestro97)
  • Damage to a civilian houses as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces on Khan Al-Subul in Idlib on July 24th, 2019. (via @almaestro97)
  • Damage to a civilian houses as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces on Khan Al-Subul in Idlib on July 24th, 2019. (via @almaestro97)
  • Wounded people are a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Al Subul on July 24th, 2019. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)

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
    2–20
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]