Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4123

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6102782, 36.4810681 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians died and two to three were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Fatira in Idlib, according to sources on the ground.

@mohmad_rasheed reported “a martyr and three civilians were wounded as a result of the Russian warplanes bombing the town of Al-Fatira.” @NEDAAPOST also tweeted that one civilian was killed and three civilians were wounded.

Syrian Network for Human Rights: “two civilians, including an elderly, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired a missile on al Fattira village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, October 31, 2019.”

Other sources reported that civilians were killed and wounded but did not specify how many.

A tweet from @ufuk_sy identified high-explosive missiles as being used in the airstrikes.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia or did not specify who was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "Russian warplanes bombard the town of "Al-Fateira" in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by @NagiNajjar on October 31, 2019)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]