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Civilian Casualties

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Incident Code

CS1975

Incident date

January 17, 2022

Location

الحوايج, Al Hawaij, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two men were killed in an alleged Coalition and declared Syrian Democratic Forces’ airdrop operation on the village of Al-Hawaij on January 17/18, 2022. One of the men was identified as being a member of ISIS.

Euphrates Post reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with helicopter support from the Coalition carried out an airdrop operation in the village of Al-Hawaij that resulted in the death of Amjad Muhammad Al-Ways Al-Ayed “Abu Omar”. The SDF and Coalition targeted his home on the pretext that he possessed “booby-trapped motorcycles”.

Private sources told the Euphrates Post that Amjad Muhammad is a resident of the city of Al-Mayadin and was living in a house near the “Al-Hawi” area on the outskirts of the village, owned by Awad Al-Shatat, a resident of Al-Hawaij village. @DeirEzzorNow referred to Amjad Muhammad as being “displaced” from Al-Mayadin.

A tweet from @Sada_AlSharqieh reported that Amjad Muhammad was an ISIS leader and that he was killed after he clashed with the patrol and refused to surrender. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified Amjad as an ISIS leader, the leader of a brigade operating in Deir Ezzor airport, and that weapons and explosive belts were found when searching the home that he hid in.

@DeirEzzorNow tweeted that in addition to Amjad Muhammad, Mohamed Alwes was killed. @DeirEzzor24 that Mohamed Alwes was also from the city of Al-Mayadin. None of the sources refer to Mohamed Alwes as being a militant. However, @SOJTF_LEVANT reported that “no other personnel were injured or taken off site”.

Enab Baladi identified that one person was arrested during the operation but didn’t provide any other details.

The Syrian Democratic Forces issued a statement that “one of the leaders of the terrorist organization ISIS was killed in the Al-Hawaij area, during a shooting operation initiated by the terrorist while our forces and the international coalition carried out a joint airdrop operation to arrest the aforementioned terrorist yesterday evening. The terrorist was involved in planning the attack on Ghweran prison in al-Hasakah, in November of last year, where our forces were able to thwart the plot and arrest a number of terrorists involved in it, including the leader of the cell, “Mohamed Abdel-Awwad,” as well as detonating two car bombs that were a cell belonging to the terrorist organization that had prepared To attack the prison and make holes in the main gate of the prison.”

Euphrates Post provided details that the operation took place at 10pm while @thawraa_syr reported that the raid took place around 2am.

The incident occured at approximately 10:00 pm local time.

  • Mohamed Alwes Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Known attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (15) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

One of the leaders of the terrorist organization ISIS was killed in Al-Hawaij area during a shooting operation initiated by the terrorist while our forces and the international coalition carried out a joint airdrop operation to arrest the aforementioned terrorist yesterday evening.
The terrorist had participated in planning the attack on Ghweran prison in Al-Hasakah in November last year, where our forces were able to thwart the scheme and arrest a number of terrorists involved in it, including the leader of the cell, Muhammad Abdul-Awwad, as well as detonating two car bombs that the terrorist organization cell had prepared to attack the prison and make holes in the prison. The main gate of the prison.
During a search of the house where the terrorist was hiding, our forces found a quantity of weapons and an explosive belt.
In another security operation, the Special Units of the Syrian Democratic Forces arrested a local leader of the terrorist organization ISIS in the Al-Alwa area in the Shaddadi countryside, south of Hasaka. The terrorist was active in transferring weapons to the organization's cells, attracting new members to its ranks, and planning operations to target military forces and service institutions.
During the operation, weapons, equipment and documents were confiscated from his possession.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Known attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4435

Incident date

January 8, 2022

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.658546, 36.484314 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a woman and her child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on the town of Kansafra on January 8, 2022.

A tweet from @ShahbaPress reported that a child was injured in artillery shelling by the regime forces on the town on Kansafra. However, Macro Media Center identified “civilians, most of them children”, as being injured but did not specify how many were injured.

According to @JustKhalid313, one of the children injured was a 6 year old named Islam  who was “battling for her life” at the time of reporting and Syrian Network for Human Rights provided her full name to be Islam Najib Haj Ali. @Gurbtwatan added that Islam’s mother was also injured in the attack.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with Syrian Civil Defense referring to both the regime and Russian forces carrying out the attack while Baladi News attributed the strikes to “Syrian regime forces and the militias supporting it”  who used Russian-made Krassenbul artillery shells. North Press Agency specifically blamed regime forces stationed in the city of Kafranbel.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Islam Najib Haj Ali 6 years old female injured
  • Mother of Islam female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • One of the children wounded in alleged Russian strikes on Kansafra on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • One of the children, named Islam, wounded in alleged Russian strikes on Kansafra on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by @JustKhalid313)
  • White Helmets treat one of the victims of the alleged Russian strikes on Kansafra on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by @YusufAd76532779)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Kansafra (كنصفرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.658546, 36.484314. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    2–3
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS483

Incident date

January 8, 2022

Location

كوباني, Kobani, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and 12 other were injured in alleged Turkish airstrikes or drone strikes on Kobani and the surrounding villages on January 8, 2022.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an elder of Khani village was killed and 12 other civilians, including women and children, were wounded. The injuries varied in severity, with one child losing his leg.

Hawar News identified the civilian killed as Ibrahim Sharif, known as Ashkar and added that 12 others were injured, including women and a 4 year old child named Abdo Mustafa. The injured were taken to a Kobani hospital for treatment.

At the time of the strikes, Abdo Mustafa was reportedly playing a game and traces of blood from his wounds were seen on the game after fragments of a shell reached him. Abdo was among six members of his family who were all wounded in the bombing.

The villages that were affected by the Turkish bombing were the villages of Tal Hajib, Qarmog, Goran, Khani, Sarzuri and Koltepe, located east of Kobani on the border with Turkey.

The citizen Mustafa Hanifi from the village of Qara Mogh spoke to Hawa News correspondents, saying, “We were in our homes when the shells targeted us, and 6 people from our family were wounded, some of them seriously, as my 4-year-old son’s leg was amputated due to the Turkish bombing.” Mustafa Hanifi indicated that the shells targeted civilians indiscriminately and targeted women and children, and that the village was targeted with ten indiscriminate shells.

One of the injured in the Turkish bombing of the city of Kobani, Narin Shukri Bashar, told Hawar News, “I was going to my family’s house with my son when the bombing happened in front of the Nowruz company. I didn’t notice anything at first, and then I noticed that I had an injury in my leg, and I was taken to the hospital for treatment,” she added.

Hawar News also listed all of the injured civilians: Narine Shukri Bashar (25 years old); Mazloum Bakr Tayeb (36 years old), Al-Hal Market; Jihan Mulla Osman Saleh (25 years old), Koltepe village; Muhammad Bahaa Din Ali (35 years old), Souq al-Hal; Sunna Saleh Hanifi (24 years old), Qara Mogh village; Shirin Saeed Hanifi (27 years), Qara Mogh village; Karela Jalal Abdullah (36 years old), Qara Mogh village; Abdo Mustafa Hanifi (4 years old), Qarmough village.; Yawar Ibrahim Hanifi (1 year and 6 months), Qara Mogh village; Hamoud Matar Al-Ghafli (25 years), Karbnaf village; Adel Kitkani (30 years old) in Souk Al-Hal.; Khaled Mustafa Bashar (5 years), wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder, in front of Nowruz Market.

The General Council of the Democratic Union Party issued a written statement: “In a new test for the international community and the United Nations, the Turkish regime violated international principles and laws and targeted civilians in the center of Kobani city this morning, Saturday, with (drones) and heavy weapons, and its indiscriminate bombing resulted in martyrs and wounded civilians and extensive damage to their property.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Sunna Saleh Hanifi 24 years old injured
  • Shirin Saeed Hanifi 27 years old injured
  • Karela Jalal Abdullah 36 years old injured
  • Abdo Mustafa Hanifi 4 years old male injured
  • Yawar Ibrahim Hanifi 1.5 years old injured
  • Narine Shukri Bashar 25 years old female injured
  • Mazloum Bakr Tayeb 36 years old injured
  • Jihan Mulla Osman Saleh 25 years old injured
  • Muhammad Bahaa Din Ali 35 years old injured
  • Hamoud Matar Al-Ghafli 25 years old injured
  • Adel Kitkani 30 years old injured
  • .; Khaled Mustafa Bashar 5 years old injured
  • Ibrahim Sharif Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • The villages of Qere Mox, Khani, Tel Hajjab and Alishar in eastern Kobani canton on the border with Turkey were being bombed on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish shelling on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Kassioun)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish shelling on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Kassioun)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Turkish bombing of villages around Kobani on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)
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    the child Abdo Mustafa Hanifi, whose leg was amputated in the bombing of the city of Kobani and its villages on January 8, 2022. (Image posted by Hawar News)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4434

Incident date

January 3, 2022

Location

بين أرمناز و كفرتخاريم, between Armanaz and Kafr Takharim, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including a woman and up to three children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a woman and her child were injured when Russian warplanes bombed two poultry farms on the outskirts of Kafr Takharim. The strikes also resulted in destruction of the farms and the death of a large number of births inside of them. White Helmet volunteers took the injured to the hospital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Russian forces executed three airstrikes on the poultry farm, which resulted in the injury of a family of five, including children.

@ZaitunAgency provided the toll of three children injured in the airstrikes and images posted by @anasanas84 at least three different children receiving treatment for their injuries. Al Araby added that their injuries were varying degrees of severity.

Al Araby News reported that the farmhouse that was hit by the airstrikes housed IDPs and is located on the road between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim near the Turkish-Syrian border.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia and @OrientNews identified explosive missiles as being used in the attack.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Video || The moment Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of Armanaz town in the northwestern Idlib countryside
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4433

Incident date

January 2, 2022

Location

محطة العرشاني لضخ المياه, Al Arshabi water station, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, an employee of a water station, was injured when Al-Arshani water station was bombed by alleged Russian forces on January 2, 2022.

A tweet from @AlhasanMahar reported that Russian forces bombed Al-Arshani water station, which is “responsible for delivering water to about a quarter of a million civilians” in Idlib. @thiqanewsagency added that the station was completely out of service and Al Souria News identified the station as the only water station serving the city of Idlib.

@IrfaaSawtak quoted local civil defense forces who said that a worker at the station was injured. Syrian Network for Human Rights also identified one of the employees of the water station as having been injured in the strikes.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the airstrikes damaged “the station’s structure and its perimeter fence, in addition to severely damaging the main pipeline used for pumping, and other essential equipment.” The source also confirmed that the station is in a residential area and is free of any “military presence and equipment”.

Zaman Al Wasl also reported that airstrikes hit a factory for the productions of foodstuffs west of the city in addition to the strikes on the water station.

The Director-General of the Drinking Water Corporation, Muhammad Jamal Diban, said to Fresh Syria: “The Al-Arashani drinking water station in the city was bombed yesterday by Russian aircraft and was out of service, so we worked on emergency solutions, which is to operate the old project.”Diban added that “the project provides the city with 3,500 cubic meters per day, in addition to operating stations and internal wells to reduce the burden on residents.” Diban explained, “At the level of work, we have removed the rubble, secured the necessary supplies and changed the damaged parts. As a quick and temporary solution, we seek to supply the city of Idlib with water until the Al-Arashani station is repaired, which [supplies water to] 350 to 400 thousand people.”

The majority of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the airstrikes to Russian warplanes. A tweet from @adlbhamam1985, a local journalist, identified two raids as being carried out on Al-Arashani.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (30) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @IrfaaSawtak)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @IrfaaSawtak)
  • Damage to the water tank at the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @faizaldoghim060)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Russian warplanes launched dozens of air strikes since the early hours of the morning, targeting civilian properties and infrastructure in the Idlib region.
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4432

Incident date

January 1, 2022

Location

النهر الأبيض, Al Naher Al Abyad, Jisr Al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On New Years Day, three to four civilians, three children and a woman, were allegedly killed and ten others, including six children, were allegedly injured, by Russian air strikes just after midnight. The incident was reported to have taken place in the early hours of January 1st 2022 at 2.30am, in the Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area near the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, in the western countryside of Idlib by Russian forces.

Nesrin Na’san al Na’san, aged two, and her mother, Fatimah Hussein al Waisi, aged 28, and Mariam Basel Al Aboud, aged seven, were identifed as killed by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the death of another child, a boy, who succumbed to his injuries later in the day on January 1st 2022 and @mahmoudalbakor1 reported that all of the deceased were from the same family.

The names of those injured, according to @Almohrar1, were: Azzo Naasan, aged three, Mohammed Naasan Naasan, aged eight months, Naasan Ahmed Naasan, aged 26, Abdul Rahman Ammar Al Aboud, Yasser Ammar Al Aboud, Obaid Yasser Al Aboud, Yahya Ammar Al Aboud, Ammar Obaid Al Aboud, and Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that they rescued the six injured and retrieved the three deceased bodies from under the rubble.  One of their volunteers, Alaa Hawash, said “when we got to the placee, there was a stench of blood and corpses and people were screaming and a fire was burning. There was an injured woman standing over the destruction who told me, with tears and blood on her face, my daughter is here… my daughter is here.  We started work immediately and the girl’s face appeared from the rubble, here I remembered my daughter, Alaa Willie, who is her age, when there was an attack on my house two years ago.”

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the attack was targeted on a house and tents housing displaced people.  Those deceased and injured were reportedly members of three displaced families from the village of Rajm Amirat in Jabal al Hoss in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The incident occured at 2:30 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Nesrin Na'san al Na'san 2 years old female killed
  • Fatimah Hussein al Waisi 28 years old female mother of Nesrin killed
  • Azzo Na'San 3 years old male injured
  • Mohammed Na'san Na'san 8 months years old male injured
  • Naasan Ahmed Naasan 26 years old male

Family members (6)

  • Marian Basel Al Aboud 7 years old female killed
  • Abdul Rahan Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yasser Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Obaid Yasser Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yahya Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Ammar Obaid Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "3 civilians were killed and several others were wounded, most of them children, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the White River area in Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib countryside" (@Sy24ria / Twitter)
  • 1 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 2 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 3 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 4 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 5 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • A flock of sheep killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years day in Nahr Al Abyad in west of Idlib governorate (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syria Network for Human Rights)
  • Damage to a tent where displaced civilians who work as shepherds were living in Al Nahr Al Abyad (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • 1 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 2 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 3 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • Three to four civilians were allegedly killed by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib (@mahmoudalbakor1 / Twitter)
  • Marem Basel Al-Aboud was killed allegedly by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib countryside (Image via @YusufAd76532779 / Twitter)
  • Up to four people were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib (Image via @AsharqNewsSYR / Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense recover the dead and injured after an alleged Russian forces airstrike in the Jisr Al-Shughour region of Idlib (Image via @RaedAlSaleh3 / Twitter)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported the death of three civilians after an alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via Zaitounmag)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4431

Incident date

December 31, 2021

Location

كفردريان, Kafr Dariyan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and five other civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021.

According to Syria TV, two people were killed and others were injured in Russian airstrikes on a farm on the outskirts of Kafr Dariyan. At the time of reporting an unknown number of civilians were still under the rubble of the building destroyed.

A tweet from @AishaSapri also identified two people as being killed and identified the location of the strikes as being near a housing camp for the displaced, adding that this is the second day in a row that strikes have occurred in this area.

Baladi News’ correspondent provided the names of the two civilians killed: the owner of the farm, “Hassan Khalil Bakrish“, and the teacher, “Jihad Saeed Deeb.” Various sources refer to Jihad as being a “professor” and an Arabic Language teacher.

A video posted by @abdalwhab761 shows the remains of two workers on a chicken farm who were allegedly killed by Russian airstrikes.

Sy-24 reported that the airstrikes completely destroyed the affected location and that others were “seriously” injured, without providing an estimate of how many. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five others were injured in the airstrikes.

Syrian Civil Defense also mentioned the great damage caused the construction of the poultry house in addition to the death of birds in the area killed by the airstrikes. Syrian Network for Human Rights added that in addition to damage to the poultry house, an adjacent house was also damaged.

A tweet from @jamlyyyyy_ reported that Russian warplanes were targeting rebel positions in Kafr Dariyan without providing any details on casualties.

The majority of the sources that reported on this incident attributed the strikes to Russia. A tweet from @MghrdSwry also specifically mentioned vacuum missiles being used in the attack and @Almohrar1 put the number of raids carried out at six.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Hassan Khalil Bakrish Age unknown owner of the farm killed
  • Jihad Saeed Deeb Age unknown teacher killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (50) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (33) [ collapse]

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  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @MghrdSwry)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @hafeztaraman)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @blaas083)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @mohamedamory66)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • The body of one of the victims of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @syria55s)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Funeral for the victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Janem via Facebook)
  • The young man Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Shlwlnasr via Facebook)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Idlebcriminaloffice via Facebook)
  • The young man Hassan Khalil Bakrish who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Kafardarian via Facebook)
  • Russian warplanes renewed targeting the vicinity of the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, for the second day in a row, and launched similar raids on the town of Al-Bara, south of Idlib. A video that captures the first moments of the bombing of the village of Kafr Daryan today, Friday, December 31.
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of the response of our teams to the Russian air strikes that targeted today, Friday, December 31, a poultry farm near the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, which killed two civilians.
  • The young men Hassan Khalil Bakrish and Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Video showing the first moment following Russian aerial missile bombardment of a poultry barn and an adjacent house in Kafr Daryan village in north #Idlib governorate on December 31, 2021, resulting in casualties and severe damage.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (50) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS482

Incident date

December 30, 2021

Location

زركان, Zarkan, Hassakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including up to two women and three children, were killed and up to 12 others, including women and children, were injured in alleged Turkish strikes on Zarkan ( Abu Rassein) on December 30, 2021.

According to the Hawar News Agency, three civilians, Jamala Musa Al-Nahar, Jawaher Musa Al-Nahar, and the two-year-old child Allam Ali Al-Issa, were killed and five others were injured in a Turkish bombing of Zarkan. Turkey Now put the number of injured at four.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Jamala and Jawaher were sisters and Allam was the two year old child of Jawaher. North Press Agency identified Jamala as being an employee in the municipality of Al-Asadiya village. All were killed in artillery and missile shelling and in addition to the injury of five civilians, two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were injured. The shelling allegedly struck a mosque in the town of Zarkan as well.

RT identified the three people killed as being “a man, a woman and a child”, adding that the strikes resulted in “the collapse of part of the Great Mosque in the town, and damage to some houses and public and private properties”. A video posted by RT also shows the moment the strikes hit the mosque.

A Facebook post from “News of the eastern region and the island” (أخبار المنطقة الشرقية والجزيرة) added the names of two others killed as: Muhammad Issa Omar’s child and baby Aladdin Nasser, in addition to the name of a civilian injured: Muhammed Khalaf.

Kurdistan24 gave a similar death toll on the low end of reports, a woman and a child killed, but added that 12 others, including women and children, were injured. Following the strikes, there was a large displacement of citizens fleeing the area on foot or on motorbikes because they feared being targeted if they used cars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Jawaher Musa Al-Nahar female killed
  • Jamala Musa Al-Nahar female killed
  • Allam Ali Al-Issa 2 years old killed
  • Muhammad Issa Omar's child Child killed
  • Baby Aladdin Nasser Child killed
  • Muhammed Khalaf Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of alleged Turkish strikes on Zarkan December 30, 2021. (Image posted by News of the eastern region and the island)
  • Damage from alleged Turkish strikes on Zarkan December 30, 2021. (Image posted by North Press Agency)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (9) [ collapse]