Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4067

Incident date

August 22, 2019

Location

دير الشرقي, Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.603718, 36.738955 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were reported killed in alleged Russian and/or regime airstrikes on Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, on August 22nd, 2019.

Step Agency reported that “Russian and Syrian warplanes targeted [a number of locations], and five civilians were killed in Deir Sharqi”.

Two other sources documented the airstrikes, including Macro Media Center which reported that “warplanes [threw] full loads on the outskirts of Deir Al-Sharqi village of Idlib countryside’, yet did not cite any casualties. No other sources mentioned casualties.

According to various sources, Omar Bin Abdulaziz Mosque in Al-Deir Al-Sharqi was struck in the bombing.

A tweet from @Ahmad_1alshble referred to barrel bombs as being used in the airstrikes while a tweet from @Step_Agency mentioned vacuum missiles striking Deir Al Sharqi.

Many of the sources referred to Russian forces as responsible for the strike. However, a tweet from @Ahmad_1alshble blamed regime planes for carrying out the attack.

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
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

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
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]