Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3852

Incident date

June 27, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and up to three of her family member injured in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, Idlib, on June 27th.

Baladi News reported that “A woman was martyred and a young man was wounded in the town of Kafar Sijna by an air raid by Russian warplanes targeting the town.”

Masar Press wrote: “A woman was killed and her family members were injured in an airstrike by the Assad forces that targeted a house in the town of Kafr Sijnah in the southern countryside.”

Anas Almaarawi tweeted: “A woman was killed and three civilians were wounded as a result of the targeting of the town of Kafr Sijnah in the southern countryside of Idlib by warplanes.”

The vast majority of sources blamed the Syrian regime for the attack.

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 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime 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 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3855

Incident date

June 27, 2019

Location

سفوهن, Sfwhen, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources claimed that a man was killed and others wounded in Sfwhen when Syrian regime and Russian forces bombed the region.

JisrTV and Hahem Almosa accused the Syrian regime, while the Civil Defence reported both Russian and regime strikes in the area.

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
    2–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (3) [ 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3848

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikoun, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

In the second of two strikes on Khan Sheikoun, Idlib, on June 26th, two member of the White Helmets were reported killed and up to four more injured.

The strike allegedly came preceding another airstrike which, according to Idlib Plus, “targeted the Syria civil defense team while trying to aid those wounded” in the initial strike.

Enab Baladi said two were killed and three more injured.

Syria Direct reported: “Two members of the Syrian Civil Defense were killed today, Wednesday, when their vehicle was targeted in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib with an air strike.

Ahmed al-Sheikho, a civil defense spokesman, told Syria Direct: ‘A Russian plane targeted an ambulance belonging to the Civil Defense, killing two of our members and wounding four others.'”

Fresh Syria added that “the warplanes of the Russian aggression directly targeted the civil defense team with an air raid with vacuum missiles, after they arrived to inspect a previous targeting site for the same aircraft, which caused the death of volunteers and wounding four others, one of them in a serious condition, who were transferred to nearby hospitals.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported three killed, two of which White Helmets.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Qaddour Adult male from Morek, also name as Omar killed
  • Omar Kayal Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Al-Diab Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured
  • Name unknown Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (51) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (42) [ collapse]

  • Ali Qaddour, White Helmet volunteer allegedly killed by Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • Omar Kayyal, White Helmet volunteer allegedly killed by Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • Helmet on the ground after Russian airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2020 (via abokusai8)
  • White Helmets ambulance damaged by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @RaedAlSaleh3 )
  • Via @alaaaldin_yousf
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    Funeral of Omar Kayyal
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An image of the funeral Omar Kayyal, the SCD volunteer who got killed by a Russian or a Syrian regime airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via @binnish_revolu).
  • Ali Qaddour - via MMC
  • Via @abdalazezketaz
  • Via @SaedCharity
  • Via SCD
  • A statement by the Syrian Civil Defense accusing Russia of undertaking the airstrike that killed two SCD volunteers in Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (SCD)
  • Omar Kayyal - Via Shabab Al Latamina
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • A Syrian Defense volunteer reported injured in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image from the funeral of one of two SCD volunteers who was killed allegedly by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun on June 26th, 2019. (via EMC)

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
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (51) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3847

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians including a child were reported killed in airstrikes on the outskirts of Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, on June 26th.

Along with other sources citing similar figures, Syria.liveuamap stated that “two civilians were killed and others wounded on the outskirts of Ma’arat al-Nu’man as a result of the targeting of their homes by air strikes.” Meanwhile, Edlib Media Centre documented “a martyr and several wounded” in the air raids.

Orient News said: “A civilian was killed and five others were wounded, when Assad militia warplanes bombed the outskirts of the city of Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib.”

Listing the incident, Step News reported that “a number of civilians were killed Wednesday as a result of renewed aerial and land bombardment of the Idlib countryside,” citing “air raids and artillery shelling carried out by the Assad regime and Russia.” Meanwhile three other sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, and four other sources did not positively attribute blame.

Muhammad Salhab and Baladi News said two were killed and five injured.

Horrya added that “major damage to properties” occurred because of the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption translation: "Two civilians were killed and several wounded as a result of air raids on the outskirts of the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in the southern suburb of Idlib: (via Macro Media Centre)
  • Image Caption translation: "Two civilians were killed and several wounded as a result of air raids on the outskirts of the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in the southern suburb of Idlib: (via Macro Media Centre)
  • Image Caption translation: "Two civilians were killed and several wounded as a result of air raids on the outskirts of the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in the southern suburb of Idlib: (via Macro Media Centre)
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    Image Caption translation: "Two civilians were killed and several wounded as a result of air raids on the outskirts of the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in the southern suburb of Idlib: (via Macro Media Centre)
  • Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying the body of one of the victims of an airstrike that struck Ma'aret Al Numan on June 26th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Another picture of Ahmed Abu Hajar, allegedly killed by a Russian or Syria nRegime airstrike on Ma’aret Al Nu’man on June 26th, 2019 (via anasanas84)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3850

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three children were reported injured when rocket launchers struck the city of Saraqib in Idlib. According to Shaam News, Russian and Syrian regime military aircrafts launched dozens of raids with heavy artillery shelling in the region that day.

@nabdalthwra said Syrian regime warplanes targeted Saraqib without mentioning civilian harm.

Step News and Abdulaziz Ketaz only reported airstrikes without saying to whom they belong.

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
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces 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
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3849

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a missile struck near Martyr Wahid al Yousef Primary School in Kafr Sajna village in Idlib, damaging the building and wounding one civilian.

Youmyat rejal shora alleged: “Police officer Abd al-Rahman Hamdaoui, from the Kafr Sijnah al-Hurra police station, was wounded by the air raid of the regime, which targeted the town this evening.”

@syrian191124 said: “Assad militia warplanes bombard the villages of Abdin and Kfarsjna, in the southern countryside of Idlib, in several raids with vacuum missiles.”

While Syrian Network for Human Rights and Smart News blamed the Syrian regime, whereas Shaam News reported that the Russians aircrafts also carried out attacks in the region that day that the forces “launched dozens of air raids accompanied by heavy artillery shelling”.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces 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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3846

Incident date

June 26, 2019

Location

المزارع المحيطة بمدينة ادلب,, farms surrounding the city Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported varying numbers of civilians were killed and wounded when  airstrikes struck the outskirts of Idlib.

According to Macro Media, three civilians were killed in the raid.

Shabab Al Latamina, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Ariha Today reported a higher death toll of four civilian fatalities. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that they were displaced. According to Ariha Today, three men and a woman were killed and two children and a man were wounded.

Shabab Al Latamina blamed the Syrian regime for the attack, while Step News reported that the air and artillery strikes were carried out by the Russian and Syrian regime combined.

Syria Civil Defence reported: “Four civilians, one of whom was a woman, were killed, two children, and a man were wounded in the western city of Idlib, as a result of five air strikes that targeted civilian farms near the town of Arab Saeed”

Local Coordination Committee of Syria put the death toll at six civilians killed while Syria Liveua Map reported as many as eight civilians were killed.

Several of these sources reported the use of rockets, Orient said they were vacuum missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Zahraa Ahmed Sharif Al Halabi Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense teams at the scene after an airstrike struck Idlib province on June 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams carrying one of the victims of an airstrike struck Idlib province on June 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams carrying one of the victims of an airstrike struck Idlib province on June 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Syrian Civil Defense teams carrying the body of one of the victims of an airstrike struck Idlib province on June 26th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3840

Incident date

June 22, 2019

Location

اللطامنة, Al Latamina, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was allegedly wounded by Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling on the town of Al Latamina in Hama from the camp of South Halfaya.

Halab Today TV reported: “A child was injured by artillery shelling from the Russian camp on the city of Al-Lataminah in the northern Hama countryside.” The source added in a different post that both Russian and the Syrian regime conducted airstrikes in the area.

Mahmod Haway accused the Syrian regime of condcuting the shelling: “Artillery shelling from the checkpoints of the regime’s militia on the agricultural lands located between the city of Al-Latamina and the village of Latmine.”

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
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (6) [ collapse]