Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3959

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

اليعقوبية, Al Yakoubiya, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Armin Yaqoub Khalilo, a man from the Christian community, died in the village of Al Yaqoubia in Idlib, on July 25th, 2019, due to the explosion of cluster bomb remnants from an alleged previous Russian or Syrian regime bombing.

According to various local sources such as Shaam News Network, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and a Syrian journalist named Khalid Al Homsey, the Assad regime was responsible for this attack, which was an explosion of a cluster bomb that was a remnant of an earlier bombing by the Assad regime.

However, Justice Organization reported that the killing of Armin Yacoub Khalilo in the village of Yakoubiya, west the rural Idlib, was due to an explosion of a cluster bomb that exploded on his land from the remnants of the bombing of Russian warplanes and the Assad air forces. According to Al Hamama Village Everyday, the bombing had targeted the village of Al Qunya and its surroundings.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Remnants of the bombing that targeted the village of Al Qunya and its surroundings on the July 25th, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • The aftermath of the cluster bomb explosion that killed civilian Armin Yakoub Khalilo in Al Yaqoubia on July 25th, 2019 (via Al Hamama Village Everyday on Facebook).
  • The remnants of the cluster bomb in Al Yakoubiya town on July 25th, 2019 (via Al Hamama Village Everyday on Facebook).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]