Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4261

Incident date

December 17, 2019

Location

دير شرقي, Deir Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A young man was reportedly killed and another man injured in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Deir Sharqi in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate on December 17, 2019.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) identified the deceased victim as Abdul Rahman Khalil Al Jark (18).

@MasarPressNet reported that regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the village. SNHR claimed instead Russian fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles. According to Al Bayan, a total of 18 barrel bombs had been dropped in Deir Sharqi and other villages in the neighborhood.

Relatives, among them Ahmad Al Jark and Abdul Rahman’s cousin Mohammad Al Jark mourned the victim’s death on Facebook.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The victim Abdul Rahman Khalil al Jark in the aftermath of the alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Deir Sharqi on December 17, 2019.
  • The victim Abdul Rahman Khalil al Jark in the aftermath of the alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Deir Sharqi on December 17, 2019.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]