Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4105

Incident date

October 5, 2019

Location

تل الأغر والبليصة, Tal Al Aghar and Al Balisa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian warplanes launched six airstrikes on the towns of Tal Al Aghar and Al Balisa, Idlib governorate, on October 5th 2019. One source, Step Agency, reported that civilians were killed and wounded.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the alleged Russian airstrikes were targeting the the jihadi organisations Hurras Al Din and Ansar Al Tahwid, east of Al Bilisa and east of Tal Al Aghar village, “about 10 kilometers southwest of Abu Al Duhur crossing in the eastern countryside of Idlib”. The SOHR furthermore reported that 9 militants were killed, including 6 Hurras Al Din members, and that 8 others were injured. It remained unclear whether the injured were civilians or militants.

 

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: Russian air strikes and artillery strikes on Idlib countryside today. The Al-Balisa village was targeted with 6 strikes, one of them spatially, without recording any casualties, and the Assad forces bombed the town of Ahsam and the outskirts of the town of Al-Bara with cluster rockets, in addition to targeting the towns of Hazarin, Kafarsjna, Tramla, Karas'a and Maarat Harmah with 43 artillery shells.
  • Caption translation: Russian warplanes target the village of Al-Balisa in the eastern Idlib countryside.
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Balisa in Idlib on October 5th, 2019. (via @ZaitunAgency)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]