Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4125

Incident date

October 31, 2019

Location

حاس, Haas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians died and four more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Haas, according to local media. @baladinetwork said that Russian warplanes used vacuum rockets in the attack.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Ayyoub al Younes was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Hass village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, while he was aiding the injured of previous bombing by the same forces on the village, on October 31.”

Local sources circulated a the last video of Ayyoub Younes saying that he documented the moment of this death. Ahmad Alsheekh said that the victims always volunteered to rescue civilians after each raid.

However, according to the White Helmets, “two men were killed and four others were injured in airstrikes by Russian warplanes targeting the houses of civilians in Hass town west of Maaret al-Nouman in Edlib countryside”.

The Shaam News Network said three civilians died.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike in Haas, Oct 31st (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike in Haas, Oct 31st (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike in Haas, Oct 31st (via White Helmets)
  • Caption translation: Russian warplanes target with high-explosive missiles the village of Hass in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Caption translation: Two martyrs and several wounded, including displaced persons, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting separate neighborhoods of the town of Hass, south of Idlib
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Hass in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Hass in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Hass in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Hass in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via @mohamed1aldaher).
  • Ayyoub Yunis was killed as a result of Russian airstrikes on Haas in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via Ahmad Alsheekh)
  • Ayyoub Yunis was killed as a result of Russian airstrikes on Haas in Idlib on October 31st, 2019. (via Mohammad Al Ido)

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 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]