Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4234

Incident date

December 4, 2019

Location

حنتوتين, Hantouten, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes with barrel bombs on the town of Hantouten on December 4, 2019.

According to @ZaitunAgency, civilians were wounded when regime helicopters bombed the town of Hantouten with barrel bombs. @MasarPressNet also reported on civilians being injured but did not specify how many.

Both @MMCSYR2 and Enab Baladi News also reported that Hantouten was bombed but did not mention civilian casualties.

All of the sources reported that the regime was responsible except for Shaam News, which mentioned the regime and Russia carrying out strikes in the surrounding areas across Idlib.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]