Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4094

Incident date

August 31, 2019

Location

جبالا, Jbala, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were alleged killed and others injured by Syrian or Russian airstrikes or artillery on Jbala village in Idlib.

The two victims were identified as Ismail Ahmed Qteish from the village of Maarzita, and Mahdi Salah Al-Naddaf from Jabala.

According to Macro Media Center and the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian regime forces shelled Jbala using heavy artillery. Shaam News attributed blame to the Russian forces as well.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: Four civilians were killed and others were injured due to the targeting of cities and towns in Idlib countryside by al-Assad, two of them in the city of Kafr Nubl after war and artillery bombardment, and two civilians in the town of Jabala by artillery shelling, in addition to the injury of a child and two women in the village of Maarshamsha as a result of the bombing of warplanes.
  • Mahdi Salah Al-Naddaf was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on August 31st, 2019.(via Mohammad Amer Dyab)
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    Mahdi Salah Al-Naddaf was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on August 31st, 2019.(via Yahia Mahmoud)
  • Mahdi Salah Al-Naddaf was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on August 31st, 2019. (via Yahia Mahmoud).

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]