Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4206

Incident date

November 30, 2019

Location

الغدفة , Ghadafa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman and a man were reportedly injured by alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Ghadafa in Idlib, Syria on November 30th, 2019, at noon.

According to Eldor News quoting an Al-Durar Al-Shamiya Network correspondent, the two civilians had only been lightly injured. A Baladi correspondent claimed that the civilians had been seriously wounded instead.

While some local sources blamed Russian armed forces for the airstrike, the Syrian Civil Defence Idlib attributed the attack to regime forces.

Video footage shows the destruction of residential homes shortly after the attack.

The incident occured around midday.

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 (9) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by the alleged regime/Russian bombing of the town Ghadafa in the southern countryside of Idlib on November 30th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • A destroyed house damaged by alleged Russian or regime air strikes on November 30th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus)
  • A destroyed house in the aftermath of alleged Russian or regime air strikes on November 30th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • A destroyed house in the aftermath of alleged Russian or regime air strikes on November 30th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Scale of destruction of the town Ghadafa in the aftermath of alleged regime/Russian airstrikes on November 30th, 2019 (via Al-Omah).
  • A white helmet volunteer during a rescue operation in the aftermath of alleged Russian or regime air strikes on November 30th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defense Idlib)
  • A white helmet volunteer and three civilians during a rescue operation in the aftermath of alleged Russian or regime air strikes On Ghadafa on November 30th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defense Idlib).
  • A white helmet volunteer in their search for injured in the aftermath of alleged Russian or regime air strikes on November 30th, 2019 (via Syrian Civil Defense 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
  • 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]