Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
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Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R4231

Incident date

February 20, 2020

Location

قميناس , Qaminas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two media activists were reported lightly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Qaminas in Idlib, Syria on February 20th, 2020 according to local sources.

Shaam Network reported that” while Ibrahim Darwish and Ahmed Rahhal were in a location near the areas of the Turkish forces stationing in the village of Qaminas, they were wounded by Russian airstrikes that targeted the area, and their wounds were moderate.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also said that “the media activists Ahmad Rahhal and Ibrahim Darwish, who work for media outlets, were injured as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired a missile on the outskirts of Qmainas village in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on February 20th.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4230

Incident date

February 20, 2020

Location

معرة النعسان, Ma`arat Al Na`asan, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A media activist was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery on Ma’rat Al na’san in Idlib, Syria on February 20th, 2020 according to local sources.

According to Shaam Network, “the media activist, Abdel Nasser Haj Hamdan, from the city of Bunche, who is a member of the media office in the city, was martyred by a Russian aerial bombardment that hit the town of Ma’rat al-Na`san while covering the shelling in the area.”

Justice Organization blamed Russia, Euphrates blamed the regime and Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the regime of the attack that killed Abdel Nasser Haj Hamdan.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abd al-Nasir Haj Hamdan, a media activist, was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma'arat al-Na`san in the northern countryside of Idlib, February 20th, 2020 (via Justice Organization).

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4225

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

معارة النعسان, Ma’arat Nisan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat Al Nassan, Idlib governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to Idlib Plus.

@SyrianCoalition reported that two men were killed in the airstrikes. According to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, the airstrike occurred at 2:02 PM.

Shaam News Network reported that both Russian and Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes in the area on February 19th. Hence, this incident is graded as contested.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured at approximately 2:02 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer searching the rubble for victims after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
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    Syrian Civil Defence volunteers recovering the body of a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).

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
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4229

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

دارة عزة, Daret Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Daret Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to SMART News Agency.

SMART reported that “on Wednesday, one person was killed as a result of aerial bombing by Russian warplanes on the city of Daret Izza, west of Aleppo, in northern Syria, in an escalation of the attack by the Syrian regime forces with Russian support in the area”.

A local source identified the victim as a civilian, adding that the airstrikes coincided with artillery shelling by regime forces, stationed in its headquarters in the the “46th Regiment.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4228

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

بيدر شمسو, Baidar Shamsu, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was reported injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Baidar Shamsu, Idlib governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.

The LCCSy reported that a “Russian raid targeting the outskirts of Baidar Shamsu village resulted in an injury”. The incident occurred at 5:56 PM.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured at approximately 5:56 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4226

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

ترمانيين, Termanin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Termanin on February 19th, 2020, according to Shaam News Network.

Shaam reported that “Russian and Assad’s warplanes launched airstrikes amid artillery and missile shelling that targeted the cities of Jisr Al Shughur and Sarmin, villages and towns of Dana, Markaya, Sagana, Termanin, Ma’arat Al Na’asan, Qumainas, Dersenbel, Samsam, Rami, Baskul, Badama, Najiya, Marand and the outskirts of Jabal Arbaeen, which led to the fall of a martyr in Termanin and two martyrs in Ma’aret Al Na’ssan and injured in Bsames.”

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4227

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

بسامس, Bsames, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Bsames, Idlib governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to local sources.

SMART News Agency reported that activists stated that civilians were wounded as the result of Russians airstrike on the village of Bsames.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes amid artillery strikes that targeted several cities, towns and villages, among which Bsames. Shaam also was not able to specify how many civilians were injured.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS410

Incident date

February 18, 2020

Location

Mişrefa & Şergirat, Ain Issa, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported injured in alleged Turkish air or artillery strikes on the village of Mişrefa and Şergirat, Ain Issa, on February 18th, 2020, according to local sources.

ANF reported that “at 19.30 local time, the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat were targeted. In the attack with heavy weapons, the wheat warehouse was bombed with mortars. According to the first information, at least 3 people were injured and hospitalised.”

@AzadiRojava posted a video of wounded men receiving medical help in Ain Issa hospital, also reporting three wounded civilians due to Turkish bombing.

The incident occured at approximately 7:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Wounded man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Young man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Injured man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Young man receiving medical help after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Injured man in a hospital after alleged Turkish attacks on the villages of Mişrefa and Şergirat on February 18th, 2020 (via ANF).
  • Footage of wounded receiving medical help in a hospital after alleged Turkish bombing of villages in Ain Issa on February 18th, 2020 (via @Jamal_Bali7).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]