Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4179

Incident date

November 17, 2019

Location

جبل الأربعين, Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes that caused fires on the Arba’ayn mountains in Idlib governorate, Syria, on November 17th, 2019.

While most sources claimed that three civilians had been killed, several others reported that only two had died. @Sy24ria stated as the only source that no casualties were suffered. IdlibPlus identified the casualties as men.

The attack was conducted by several planes and consisted of multiple raids according to most sources. @NagiNajjar reported “8 consecutive raids” with vacuum missiles, while IdlibPlus reported nine air strikes. Video and photo evidence documented the impacted area and the Syrian Civil Defense recovering bodies from the rubble.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (0–3 men)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers removing bodies of civilians killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabal Al Arbaeen in Idlib.
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    SDC volunteers removing the body of a victim from the rubble in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jabl Arbaeen on November 17th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Destroyed residential building after alleged Russian airstrikes on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via Sy24ria)
  • Firefighter operations after alleged Russian airstrikes on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via Sy24ria)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense with an ambulance in an affected residential area after alleged Russian airstrikes on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via Sy24ria)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via Sy24ria)
  • Alleged Russian air raids on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via @NagiNajjar)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via @allaith12345)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike on Arba'ayn mountains, Idlib, on November 17th, 2019 (via @mohmad_rasheed)

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
    3
  • (0–3 men)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]