Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3954

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

الاتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to five civilians were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Atarib, Aleppo countryside, on July 25th, 2019. At least three others were injured.

@SyriaCivilDefe tweeted: “A man and a woman were killed and three others were wounded, as a result of the warplanes bombing the city of Al Atarib in the countryside of Aleppo this morning.” The SCD in Aleppo reported that two raids caused the civilian casualties.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that “at least two civilians one of them a woman, killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired a missile northeast of Al Atarib city in Aleppo governorate western suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

According to Step News Agency, three civilians were killed, while @SyrianCoalition placed the death toll at five civilians, including two children.

@aaa1Sufian was one of the injured in the strikes and wrote on Twitter: “By the grace and praise of God, I survived today when the Russian aggression planes bombed the city of Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo at 11 AM. When the popular market was targeted and I was present, there was a slight injury, thank God. Three were killed and dozens of civilians were injured.”

Tareq Matar identified the civilian fatalities, reporting “the martyrdom of Ahmed Omar Ghawi, his brother’s wife, Muhammad Omar Ghawi, and his son, and a great deal of injuries and destruction.”

Yazan Muhammad, a resident of Al Atarib told Zaman Al Wasl that the regime’s warplanes launched several airstrikes on residential neighbourhoods with vacuum missiles, which resulted in “the killing of the young man Ahmed Omar Al Ghawi and Amal Shahoud Dibeen, who is his brother’s wife, in addition to the wounding of three other civilians, including a child.”

Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces for the strikes.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Translation: “A man and a woman were killed and three others were wounded, as a result of the warplanes bombing the city of Atareb in the countryside of Aleppo this morning” (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
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    Translation: “By the grace and praise of God, I survived today when the Russian aggression planes bombed the city of Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo at 11 AM. When the popular market was targeted and I was present, there was a slight injury, thank God. Three were killed and dozens of civilian were injured” (via @aaa1Sufian).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @aaa1Sufian).
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    One of the civilians present posted photos of his minor injury on Twitter after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @aaa1Sufian).
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    Injured or killed children after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @aaa1Sufian).
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    One of the civilians present posted photos of his minor injury on Twitter after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @aaa1Sufian).
  • Translation: “The Russian warlord holds the strongholds of terrorism in the city of Al Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo 7/25/2019” (via @jamlyyyyy).
  • Translation: “A man and a woman were killed in the city of Al Atareb, west of Aleppo, after airstrikes by the Al Assad criminal aviation” (via @hayyanfreedom).
  • Photo of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @hayyanfreedom).
  • Translation: “#Urgent. Warplanes target the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo with an airstrike” (via @fawaz_jwaid).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @fawaz_jwaid).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via @emadbarakat173).
  • Ahmed Omar Ghawi was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via Abo Ibrahim Atareb).
  • Ahmed Omar Ghawi (here pictured left) was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Atarib on July 25th, 2019 (via Mustafa Diyab).
  • Translation: “Russian aviation bombed the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo 7/25/2019” (via Syria News Net).

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 – 5
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]