Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4013

Incident date

August 12, 2019

Location

بداما, Bdama, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes in Bdama, Idlib governorate, on August 12th, 2019, according to local sources.

Jisr Media Center and Orient News stated that “a man and a woman were injured by artillery shelling in the town of Bdama.”

Shaam News Network also documented “wounded civilians” on a number of cities and towns in Idlib, including Bdama, after “Russian and regime warplanes and helicopters launched airstrikes accompanied by very heavy artillery and rocket shelling.”

@abo_laiith reported that “terrorist” targets were hit: “The Syrian Arab Army targets, with artillery and rocket launchers, the locations and movements of terrorists in Bdama, the Bdama train station and Jisr Al Shughour.”

Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ collapse]

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (4) [ collapse]