Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4196

Incident date

November 24, 2019

Location

بلدة حيش,, Heesh town, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 24th, 2019, a man and a women were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Heesh town, Idlib. Local sources and social media reported on the airstrike.

HalabTodayTV reported “A man and a woman were injured in a Russian air strike targeting the town of Heish in the southern countryside of Idlib”. The White Helmets also reported “A man and woman were injured in the town of Heesh southern idlib after aerial bombing of Russian Warplanes targeting civilian homes on Sunday.”

Various other sources also referred to “civilians” as being injured but did not specify how many people were injured.

A tweet from @QasiounAr identified barrel bombs as being used in the attack and @ZaitunAgency pointed out that the strikes occurred in the vicinity of the Turkish point.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to Russia while @NEDAAPOST blamed the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Heesh town, Nov 24th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Heesh town, Nov 24th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Heesh town, Nov 24th (via White Helmets)
  • Strikes on the town of Heesh on November 24, 2019. (Image posted by @QasiounAr)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]