Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3962

Incident date

July 26, 2019

Location

البوابية, Al Baouabiya, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources alleged that Russian or Syrian airstrikes or missile strikes targeted Al Baouabiya in Aleppo on July 26th, killing up to three civilians and wounding three others including a woman. Sources said that the attacks started in the morning and continued through the afternoon.

One of the victims Sari Al-Taleb, aged 27, used to work at Al Baouabiya school. The other victim was named as Ramadan Al-Akhras, aged 35.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “two civilians were killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Bawabiya village in Aleppo”.

Syrian Civil Defense teams who were at the scene reported that the attack was carried out in the afternoon and added that an unknown number of others were wounded. Smart News claimed that thee others were wounded, including a woman. Later, Arabi21 news said that the death toll raised to three.

Local sources attributed responsibility to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime for this incident.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers transporting the bodies of the victims killed in alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers transporting the bodies of the victims killed in alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers transporting the bodies of the victims killed in alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers transporting the bodies of the victims killed in alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers transporting the bodies of the victims killed in alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • A car in the village of Al Baouabiya after it was struck by alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes on July 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense Aleppo).
  • One of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Justice Organization).
  • One of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Al Baouabiya on July 26th (via Justice Organization).
  • Caption translation: Two martyrs and several wounded, as a result of targeting the town of Al-Bawabia, south of Aleppo, with missiles by Assad's warplanes and Russia.
  • An image showing the targeting of Al Baouabiya in Aleppo with vacuum missiles on July 26th, 2019. (via @ahmadalsoury1)
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    Body of a civilian killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery attack on Al Baouabiya in Aleppo on July 26th, 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
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]