Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4215

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

الصرمان, Al Sarman, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that one civilian, a woman, was killed and at least six others were injured, apparently her children, in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Al Sarman in Idlib, Syria on December 2nd 2019.

A local social media user, ammar.kat, posted on Facebook that this raid happened by a MiG-21 aircraft.

The incident occured at 9:40 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image showing an airstrike targeting Al Sarman in Idlib on Dec 2nd (via EMC)
  • Civil Defense Teams worked to rescue the injured and inspect the targeted sites after a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on December 2nd 2019. (Image via @media_idlib / Twitter)
  • "A picture shows the moment the regime's warplanes targeted six explosive missiles in the town of Sorman near the Turkish checkpoint east of Idlib." (Image via EMC / Facebook)

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]