Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4223

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

البرسة, Al-Barsa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on the village of Al-Barsa on December 3, 2019.

The correspondent for @HalabTodayT reported that a civilian was injured in the village of Al-Barsa in southeastern Idlib.

A tweet from @MasarPressNet identified “injuries” as resulting from strikes but did not specify how many.

@Ahmad_1alshble put the number of air raids at two and a Facebook post by Wasim Alkhalaf reported that a strike on Al-Barsa occurred at 9:19am and a second one occurred at 9:25am and the second one resulted in the injury of Abdul Basit Ahmed Al-Faris from Samaka village and resulted in damage to the mosque of faith in the village.

Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible, with @la1mea attributing the strikes to the regime and identifying missiles and barrel bombs as being used while a tweet from @altikriti1960 blamed Russian forces.

The incident occured at 09:19:00 local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Rubble from airstrikes on Al-Barsa on December 3, 2019. (Image posted by @HalabTodayTV)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime 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
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]