Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3955

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

البوابية, Al Bawabiya, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including two children were reported killed, and up to five including children and women were wounded, in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes and/or artillery attacks on Al Bawabiya in Aleppo’s southern countryside in Syria on July 25th, 2019. Three of the victims and two of the injured belong to Al-Bakri family.

Step News Agency stated that “in the southern countryside, the town of Al-Bawabiya was hit by air strikes from the warplanes, killing three people and wounding five.

The same source elsewhere reported that “the regime warplanes attacked al Bawabiya which led to the death of two children, five wounded civilians and huge destruction.”

Meanwhile, Smart News stated that “two children were killed and a woman was wounded by a bombardment of the warplanes on the village of Al-Bawabiya south of Aleppo.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 3 civilians, including two children (brothers), killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

Horrya News raised the death toll to five saying that “The warplanes of the Assad regime committed a horrific massacre in the town of Al-Bawabiya, west of the Aleppo governorate, causing at least five martyrs.”

The Syrian Civil Defence – Aleppo branch named the victims and injured, showing that five of them are of the same family.

Both Russian forces and the Syrian regime were named as the active belligerent in the attack by various sources.

The time of the incident is unknown, as some sources said it happened in the morning while others reported that it took place in the afternoon.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image Caption: "Image showing a child wounded as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption: "Syrian Regime killed several civilians in Al Bawabiya village in Aleppo, on July 25 SNHR: at least 3 civilians, including two children (brothers), killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

  • Siblings Nizar and Yousef Al-Bakri were killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via @osama_sy87)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: Two martyrs and 5 civilian casualties as a result of the Syrian regime's warplanes targeting civilian homes in the town of Al-Bawabiya in the southern countryside of Aleppo
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery attack or airstrike on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Siblings Nizar and Yousef Al-Bakri who were killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, are placed in a SCD ambulance. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Siblings Nizar and Yousef Al-Bakri were killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).
  • Damage to civilians houses as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).
  • Image showing a children's toy in the aftermath of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery or airstrikes on Al-Bawabiya in Aleppo on July 25th, 2019. (via Horrya news).

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
    2 – 5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]