Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4516

Incident date

July 19, 2020

Location

تل واسط, Tal Waset, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man was killed and at least one civilian, a woman, was injured by alleged Russian or regime airstrikes or artillery strikes on the village of Tal Wasit, Hama on July 19th 2020.

Syrian Civil Defense reported: “A civilian was killed and a woman was seriously wounded today, Sunday, July 19, by artillery and missile shelling by the regime forces, which was hit by the village of Tal Wasit in the western countryside of Hama.”

Alhadath Syria reported others were injured. The majority of sources reported only one woman was injured who was the wife of the civilian killed.

Multiple sources reported the civilian was a displaced civilian from east Hama countryside working as a sheepherder.

The sources attributed the strike to multiple belligerent groups. Multiple sources claim the strike was due to Assad’s but other claim Russian Militia were responsible. @hadikhraat tweeted that Iranian militias were also responsible. Therefore this is a contested strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers responding to shelling in Tal Waset which resulted in the killing of one civilian and the injury of another on July 19th, 2020. (via SCD)
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    The body of the civilian killed by alleged Russia airstrikes on Tal Was it on July 19, 2020. (Image posted by @hadikhraat)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]