Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4151

Incident date

November 9, 2019

Location

البوابية, Al Bawabiya, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.012468, 36.890289 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two women and a child were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Bawabiya between midnight and dawn on November 9th, 2019, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported that “a child and two women were injured in airstrikes in Al Bawabiya town in southern Rif countryside at midnight” and Baladi News added that they were “seriously wounded”. The Syrian Civil Defence reported that the airstrikes targeted residential homes, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a medical facility was targeted.

A tweet by @Step_Agency reported “Russian warplanes targeted the town of Al-Bawabiya at dawn today, in conjunction with a flight of reconnaissance aircraft in the area”.

All of the sources that identified a culprit blamed the strikes on Russia.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
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    Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bawabiya on November 9th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]