Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3999

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

معصران, Ma’saran, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported injured in an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes or barrel bombs on Ma’saran in Idlib, Syria on December 7th, 2019 according to local sources.

No further details are available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3998

Incident date

Location

بلشون, Balchoun, Mount Zawia, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men was reportedly wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Balchoun, Mount Zawia, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019, according to IdlibPlus.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3997

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

كفرومة, Kafrouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man was reportedly wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafrouma on December 7th, 2019, according to IdlibPlus.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Incident Code

R3993

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

بلدة بليون, Balyoun, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between four and eleven civilians, including women and children, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a popular market place in Balyoun village, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019, according to local sources. Around fourteen people were injured.

There are many conflicting reports about the number of civilian casualties. The Syrian Civil Defence reported five killed, including four children. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the Russian airstrikes on Albesa Market, in the middle of the village, killed at least nine civilians, including two children and a woman.

Tariq Alloush, the director of the Civil Defense Center in the village, told Smart News Agency that “eight people, including three children and a woman, were killed and 14 others, including four children and two women, were wounded by Russian aerial bombardment targeting the popular market in the town of Balyoun”.

Step News Agency reported ten killed civilians, with dozens of injured in a critical state. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that among the nine dead, there were three children and two women.

According to MMC, the airstrikes also targeted a school. SN4HR added that the airstrikes partially destroyed several shops and severely damaged the market’s facilities.

Sources point to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime as the belligerent of the incident.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 11
  • (2–4 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–14
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (31) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Albesa Market, Balyoun village, on December 7th, 2019 (via SN4HR).
  • Child in the hospital after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Balyoun village, on December 7th, 2019. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the child arrived in the hospital without any family (SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers at the scene after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Balyoun, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 11
  • (2–4 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–14
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3996

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were reportedly injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

IdlibPlus reported that two men were injured. Shaam News Network shared photos of the damage to buildings in the aftermath of “heavy bombing of the regime and Russia”.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Hass, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019 (via S.N.N. via Facebook).

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3995

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

كفرشلايا, Kafr Shlaya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One or two civilians were injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the village of Kafr Shlaya, Idlib governorate, on December 7th, 2019, according to local sources.

Smart News Agency reported two civilians were injured in Russain raids on the village. The Edlib Media Center blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrike. Idlib Plus reported one wounded man.

Currently, further details are unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ 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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3994

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

تلمنس, Talmans village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians died and as many as seven more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Talmans village, local media siad.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “a woman was killed due to the dropping of barrel bombs by the regime’s helicopters on Tell Mannas town in the southern countryside of Idlib.  A man was also killed and four others wounded in the the  same bombardment.”

The Shaam News Network reported the death of a child, while other sources said that seven more civilians were wounded including three women and a child.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ 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

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3992

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

بجغاص , Bajghas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and an unspecified number of other civilians wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on Bajghas, local media reported.

Most sources blamed the regime, though the Step News Agency said that Russia was responsible.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “the child Yousef Haj Jasem, age 13, was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes carried out a strike by machine guns, using small- size missiles, on Bejghas village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 7, 2019.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yousef Haj Jasem 13 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]