Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4238

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

بجغاص , Bajghas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and an unspecified number of civilians were injured in an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on the village of Bajghas, Idlib governate on December 7 th 2019, local media reported.

Several sources said Youssef Hajj Jassem, 13, was killed in the strike.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “The child Yousef Haj Jasem, age 13, was killed as Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes carried out a strike using machine guns and small missiles on Bejghas village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 7, 2019.”

Most of the sources reported that the Syrian regime had carried out the strike. Local journalist, Hassan al-Muhammad, said Russian aircraft targeted several areas in Idlib countryside including Bajghas.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yousef Haj Jasem 13 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Youssef Hajj Jassem, 13, killed in an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on the town of Bajghas, Idlib governate on December 7 th 2019. (Uploaded by Majed Al Mahamad)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]