Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4005

Incident date

August 11, 2019

Location

حزارين, Hazzareen/Hazarin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported killed, and five to11 including an elderly woman injured, in airstrikes on Hazzareen, Idlib, on August 11th.

Smart News documented “destroyed houses on August 11th, 2019, in the village of Hazareen in southern Idlib governorate in the north of the country as a result of a Russian airstrike that targeted civilian houses, killing a young man and wounding five others.”

Meanwhile, Macro Media Center reported that “a civilian was also killed and more than nine others were injured, including a woman, after Russian warplanes bombarded the town of Hazareen near Kafranbel city south of Idlib.” @NeSyria said that more than 10 people were injured.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the man killed as Abdul Rahman Abdul Halim al Hmoud. Following these initial reports, sources reported the death of another man who succumbed to his injuries two days after the attack. Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “Anas Walid Abdul Aziz died on August 13th, due to wounds sustained on August 11th, as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Hazareen village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate.”

Later, it was reported that another civilian, Abdeul Mo’een Al-Merei’, died of injuries he sustained as a result of the airstrikes.

Seven sources attributed the attack to Russian forces, while three others named both Russia and the Syrian regime in reports of the incident.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–11
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: A martyr and five wounded as a result of the Russian air strikes on the town of Hazarin, south of Idlib.
  • Caption translation: "Warplanes target the terrorist organizations in the town of Hazarin in the southern Idlib countryside."
  • Caption translation: "Civilians were wounded in a raid by the warplanes on the town of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib."
  • Caption translation: "The destruction caused by the aerial bombardment of Assad's warplanes on the village of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib, which resulted in the elevation of a civilian martyr and the wounding of several others."
  • Caption translation: "With the early hours of dawn on the first day of Eid al-Adha, my village, Hazarin, in the southern countryside of Idlib, was targeted by a raid by Russian warplanes that left massive damage. Not long ago, the Russian warplanes renewed its bombardment of the village of Hazarin with two successive raids, which led to several injuries, including an elderly woman."
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    Abdul Rahman Al-Hamoud was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime raids on the town of Hazarin on August 11th, 2019. (via Kafaranbil live)
  • Anas Walid Abdul Aziz died on August 13th, 2019 due to wounds sustained on August 11th, as Russia or the Syrian regime fired missiles on Hazareen village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate. (via SNHR)
  • Anas Walid Abdul Aziz died on August 13th, 2019 due to wounds sustained on August 11th, as Russia or the Syrian regime fired missiles on Hazareen village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate. (via SNHR)
  • Destruction of civilian houses in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib. (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Destruction of civilian houses in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib. (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Destruction of civilian houses in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib. (via @ZaitunAgency).
  • Destruction of civilian houses in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Hazarin in the southern countryside of Idlib. (via @ZaitunAgency).

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
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–11
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]