Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3964

Incident date

July 27, 2019

Location

الحلوبة, Al Halouba, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Al Halouba, Idlib governorate, on July 27th, 2019, according to local sources.

Edlib Media Center reported “the death of a child and the injury of a child as a result of an airstrike by the military regime on the town of Al Haloubi south of Idlib.”

According to HalabTodayTV’s correspondent, “a child was killed and others were injured as a result of  warplanes targeting the Al Halouba farm on the outskirts of Kafr Awaid in the southern countryside of Idlib.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime for the strikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as the 7-year-old boy Othman Ahmad Al Ohmad, who was “killed as fixed-wing Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on Mazra’et al Halouba area near Kafr Aweed village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 27.”

Orient News wrote that a civilian was killed and that a child had been wounded in airstrikes on the village. Smart News Agency wrote that, based on activists’ reports, there were “killed and wounded by aerial bombardment of aircraft of the war regime on the village of Al Halouba south of the city of Idlib.”

While nearly all sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes, Justice Organization blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    The child Othman Ahmed al-Othman was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on Al Halouba on July 27th (via Justice Organization).

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]