Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4189

Incident date

November 22, 2019

Location

Fatira village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and others injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Fatira village in Idlib, Syria, on November 22nd 2019 at approximately 7:45 local time, according to local sources.

The two deaths were identified as Abdullah Ibrahim Abu Alkhish and Kinan Abdeljoud Khalouf on multiple sources on Twitter and Facebook.

The Step News Agency reported that “two civilians were killed after Russian planes targeted Al-Fatira village south of Idlib with missiles”.

A tweet from @islamarmys also mentioned that “several” civilians were injured but did not specify how many.

The Smart News Agency reported: “A man mourned the destruction of his home as a result of the shelling.Russian warplanes launched two raids on the village of al-Fatira, near Kafranbel district near Idlib in the north of the country, on Friday, November 22, 2019, killing two men and destroying civilian houses and shops.”

Zaman Al Wasl also identified one of the men killed in the strikes as being “the imam of the village mosque” but didn’t specify which.

A source from Idlib told “Khobar24” reporter that five militants were killed, in addition to two civilians, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the headquarters of the extremist factions loyal to Turkey in the village of Al-Fatirah in the Kafr Nabl district, in the south of the province.

The consensus among sources was that Russian forces were responsible for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Man crying after his house was demolished in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Fatira in Idlib (via SMART)
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Fatira in Idlib.
  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrike on Al Fatira village (via Shaam).
  • Video shows a walkthrough of rubble and destroyed houses in the area.

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5

Sources (35) [ collapse]