Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4201

Incident date

November 26, 2019

Location

الفطيرة,, Al Fatira, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians were wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on al-Fatira town, local media reported.

@ShahbaPress tweeted: “A child and a woman were injured in shelling by Assad helicopters with explosive barrels on al-Fatira town of southern Idlib countryside.”

Other sources put the wounded toll at three. According to the White Helmets, “A man, a child and a woman were wounded by a barrel bomb attack from a helicopter on Tuesday night targeting civilian houses in al-Fatira town south of Idlib.” @ZaitunAgency reported that the civil defense teams pulled the victims out from under the rubble

However, the Shaam News Network said that Russia was also carrying out “violent air raids” across towns and cities in Idlib – including al-Faira- on this day.

@media_idlib identified property damage as resulting from the attack.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged regime barrel bombing in Al Fatira, Nov 26th.
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescue survivors from strikes on Al Fatira on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by @media_idlib)
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescue survivors from strikes on Al Fatira on November 26, 2019. (Image posted by @media_idlib)

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
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]