Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4035

Incident date

August 16, 2019

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including two children were reported killed and 20 others injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha in Idlib on August 16th, 2019.

Dala’a Mutee’ Bakir or Dala’a Khaldoun Bakir was reported killed first, and then three other wounded civilians died after few days due to their wounds sustained on August 16th. The other three victims are Anas Rustom (a child), Islam Bakir (a woman) and Omar Haj Darwish ( a man). Some sources said that Ismal is the mother of Dala’a.

Both Shaam News and Step Agency reported that “Russian and Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes” on a number of cities and towns, causing a number of casualties, including “the fall of a child martyr in Ariha.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the child killed as Dalaa Khaldoun Bakir.

Meanwhile, Smart News cited “one killed and 20 wounded in shelling by regime warplanes in the city of Ariha south of Idlib.”

Justice Organization named the 20 civilians that had been injured in the attack.

Sources variously attributed the attack to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime forces killed a girl in Ariha city in Idlib: The girl Dalaa Khaldoun Bakir was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the middle of Ariha city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 16th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Image caption translation: "The child ( Dala`a muty`a Bakeer )was killed in the bombing of Russian warplanes and warplanes of the Assad regime in the city of Ariha in the southern countryside of Idlib, in addition to a number of wounded" (via Justice Organisation)
  • Caption translation@ "A member of the Civil Defense is crying after a woman was killed and civilians were wounded by the regime's air strikes on the city of Ariha in Idlib."
  • Caption translation: "20 injuries in the city of Ariha , south of Idlib, and a martyr child as a result of a raid with a full load."
  • Caption translation: "Watch: A surveillance camera documents the moment the city of Ariha was targeted by Assad's warplanes."
  • Caption translation: "An air strike from the criminal regime's aviation on the city of Ariha , with a full load of vacuum missiles."
  • Caption translation: "One Civilian casualty and widespread destruction in the city of "Ariha ", south of Idlib, as a result of being targeted by the Syrian regime's warplanes."
  • Dala'a Khaldoun Bakir was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via Ghada Zakzak)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer sat crying in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the location of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Civilian casualties and huge destruction reported as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @NEDAAPOST).
  • Civilian casualties and huge destruction reported as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @NEDAAPOST).
  • Civilian casualties and huge destruction reported as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha on August 16th, 2019. (via @NEDAAPOST).
  • Dala'a Khaldoun Bakir was killed as a result of airstrikes on Ariha. Her father in the below image mourning her death. (via Maysam.aswad)
  • Omar Hajj Darwish died of injuries sustained as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on August 16th, 2019. (via Majed Kablawi)
  • Omar Hajj Darwish died of injuries sustained as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on August 16th, 2019. (via Ibrahim Tracy)
  • Omar Hajj Darwish died of injuries sustained as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on August 16th, 2019. (via Majed Kablawi)
  • Omar Hajj Darwish died of injuries sustained as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on August 16th, 2019. (via Rakan Nakeeb)
  • Omar Hajj Darwish died of injuries sustained as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on August 16th, 2019. (via Mohammad Jatal)

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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

Sources (35) [ collapse]