Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4047

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reported killed in airstrikes on Hass, Idlib, on August 18th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “the child Adib Mustafa Qal’a Ji was killed as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Hass village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 18th.”

Halab Today also reported that “a child was killed and several civilians were injured in a Russian airstrike on Hass town, in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

A video posted by @salqin shows the child’s body being removed from the rubble and rushed to help and images posted by @ZaitunAgency and other sources show the physical destruction to buildings from the airstrikes.

All sources attributed the attack to Russian forces.

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "The child Adib Mustafa Qal’a Ji was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Hass village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 18th." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib" (via Macro Media Center)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]