Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4231

Incident date

December 4, 2019

Location

البليصة, Al Baliysa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four men were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike or Syrian regime artillery strike on the town of Al Baliysa, Idlib governate on December 4th, 2019, according to reports.

Idlib Plus said: “four men were injured in al-Balaysa village in eastern Idlib countryside, when Russian warplanes conducted an air strike by the village school, partially destroying it”.

Xber reported that Syrian regime forces targeted al-Balaysa using artillery.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the “continuous attack of regime forces on the axes of Umm Jalal and Umm al-Tineh, accompanied by intense ground bombardment”, according to Xber.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (2) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (2) [ collapse]