Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3951

Incident date

July 24, 2019

Location

أم الصير, Um Al Sair, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians, including children, were reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Um Al Sair, Idlib governorate, on July 24th, 2019, according to local sources. A single source reported that the strikes led to a civilian death.

Edlib Media Center wrote that “three civilians wounded in raids by Russian occupation aircraft on the village of Umm al-Sair, south of Idlib.”

@abo_aljod84 tweeted: “Six civilians were wounded, most of them children, as a result of the Russian airstrikes on the village of Um Al Sair, south of Idlib.”

@MOHAMADJAPAS was the only source reporting one killed civilian in addition to an unknown number of injured civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrote that “Russian warplanes targeted the village of Um Al Sair, south of Idlib, with several raids.” @saidalguraba reported that the village was targeted with missiles.

Other also sources alleged that civilians were wounded in the incident, but did not cite a figure.

Geiroon News gave a summary of the airstrikes on July 24th, writing that Russia and the Syrian regime targeted several cities and towns in Idlib governorate, but did not specify which belligerent was responsible for the strikes on Um Al Sair: “20 civilians, including three children and four women, were injured by the targeting of Russia and the regime by the cities and towns of Khan Sheikhan, Ma’arat Al Nu’man, Deir Al Sharqi and Um Al Sair in the southern countryside of Idlib. Jabal Al Arbaeen, Ma’sibin, Al Qasabiyah, Mar’and, Tannah and Khan Al Sabil, which resulted in the destruction of property and some vital centers.”

All other sources blamed Russia for the strikes on Um Al Sair.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Six civilians were wounded, most of them children, as a result of the Russian air strikes on the village of Um Al Sair, south of Idlib” (via @abo_aljod84).
  • Translation: “Zaytoun Agency correspondent monitors the effects of destruction and devastation as a result of Russian airstrikes on the village of Um Al Sair in the southern countryside of Idlib” (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Damaged children's bike among the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Um Al Sair, July 24th, 2019 (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Um Al Sair, July 24th, 2019 (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Um Al Sair, July 24th, 2019 (via @ZaitunAgency).

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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]