Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4149

Incident date

November 8, 2019

Location

النيرب, Al Neirab, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.86955, 36.71867 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and up to four civilians, including two children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near Al Neirab town, Idlib governorate, on November 8th, 2019, according to local sources.

Edlib Media Center reported that a child was killed and four others were injured “following the targeting of a Russian occupation flight yesterday evening” on a refugee camp near Al Neirab. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Rahaf Shalash, from Abu Al Thuhour village.

Shaam News reported that “activists said that Russian warplanes targeted electricity warehouses near the town of Neirab at night, which were inhabited by displaced families, and targeted a gathering of tents in the same area, leaving a child martyr and a number of wounded”. Step News reported that among the wounded were two children and in a tweet, @Step_Agency posted about “the injury of a civilian and two children.”

The Smart News Agency added that “a man and his family, including children” were wounded.

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Russia and in a tweet from @Pressrahhal, “double raids” were identified as being carried out.

The incident occured during the night.

  • Rahaf Shalash Child female displaced child from Abu al Thuhour town killed

Summary

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

Media
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    Child Rahaf Shlash was killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th, 2019 (via SN4HR).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a refugee camp near the town of Al Neirab on November 8th 2019 (via MMC)

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
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]