Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4165

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

بداما, Badama, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were injured in alleged regime/Russian artillery strikes on the town of Badama on November 12, 2019.

The Syrian Civil Defense told Smart News “three civilians were wounded as a result of the shelling of the town of Badama of the area of ​​Jisr al-Shughour with five artillery shells, where his teams worked to rescue the wounded to nearby medical points.” They also added that “local sources pointed out to “Smart” that the artillery shelling on the town of Badama came from the regime forces stationed in the Kurds Mountain in Latakia province.”

A tweet from @spc_fr also reported that “three civilians were wounded by artillery shelling by the regime forces targeting the town of Badama in the western countryside of Idlib.”

Jisr Media Center named the civilians injured: Abdullah Rajal, Shaher Barodi, and Qutaiba Sheikh.

Zaman Alwasl identified the areas that were struck with shelling as residential neighborhoods. Baladi News pointed out that the shelling resulted in extensive destruction to civilian property.

The majority of sources attributed the artillery shelling to the regime. However, a tweet from @HadiAlabdallah identified Russia as responsible.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: Today, Wednesday, 3 civilians were wounded, as a result of artillery shelling with 5 shells targeting the town of Badama in the western countryside of Jisr Al-Shughour by Assad's forces. The civil defense team treated the injured and inspected the damage caused by the bombing. (Image posted by @media_idlib)
  • Caption translation: Three civilians were injured, on Wednesday, as a result of artillery shelling with 5 shells targeting the town #بداما In the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughur by Assad's forces. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
  • Caption translation: 3 civilians were injured as a result of a artillery bombing from Assad forces, targeting the town of never in the western gore countryside this Wednesday morning. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: 3 civilians were injured, on Wednesday, as a result of a artillery bombing of 5 Shells targeting the town of #never in the countryside of a bridge to western gore by Assad forces. (Images posted by Jisr Media Center via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: 3 civilians were injured, on Wednesday, as a result of a artillery bombing of 5 Shells targeting the town of #never in the countryside of a bridge to western gore by Assad forces. (Images posted by Jisr Media Center via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: 3 civilians were injured, on Wednesday, as a result of a artillery bombing of 5 Shells targeting the town of #never in the countryside of a bridge to western gore by Assad forces. (Images posted by Jisr Media Center via Facebook)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]