Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4193

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

قرية الشيخ بحر, al-Sheikh Bahr village, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Sheikh Bahr village in Idlib, Syria on November 23rd, 2019 according to local sources.

IdlibPlus reported that “three people were also injured in the village of Sheikh Al- Bahr west of Idlib as a result of being targeted by four raids by Russian aircraft” and also tweeted that the strikes occurred at Sheikh Bahr camp.

Orient News also reported that there were three civilian casualties from the strikes but didn’t specify whether they were injuries or deaths.

According to a tweet from @SyriawatanNews, warplanes were targeting “terrorist groups in the Sheikh Bahr area”.

@HalabTodayTV identified four raids as being carried out by Russian forces while a tweet from @1zb0Yyh41tvDqU7 put the number of raids at two. All of the other sources attributed the strikes to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Raids by Russian warplanes target the outskirts of Sheikh Bahr camp in the western countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
  • White Helmets respond to strikes on the village of Sheikh Bahr, injuring civilians on November 23, 2019. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

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
    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 (10) [ collapse]