Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4065

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

دير الشرقي, Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, on August 21st.

An early tweet from Step News reporting the incident stated that “a number” had been wounded in the attack. The same source later tweeted “three civilians killed in Deir Al-Sharqi town of Idlib southern countryside, due to aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes.”

Edlib Media Center also reported that “helicopters dropped] explosive containers on the town of Deir Al-Sharqi south of Idlib.:

Two sources attributed the attack to Russian forces, whereas one source did not positively attribute blame.

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
    3
  • 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 (9) [ 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
    3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]