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

R3932

Incident date

November 13, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nubul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported injured in an alleged Russian forces airstrike on Kafar Nubul in Idlib – Syria on November 13th, 2019, according to local sources.

No more details available.

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

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3931

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians of the same family were reported killed and three others injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Kafar Sijna, Idlib in Syria on November 12th, 2019.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), three brothers were killed and three others injured due to barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on a sports arena in Kafr Sajna.

@abuhuzaifa mentioned the victims names as: Basel Younis Al-Othman, Zakour Younis Al-Othman and Hammadi Younis Al-Othman.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The three brothers reported killed in an alleged Russian or regime forces airstrike on Kafar Sijna in Idlib (via @abuhuzaifa).

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
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

R3929B

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafar Rouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported injured in an alleged Russian forces airstrike on Kafar Rouma in Idlib on November 12th, 2019 according to local sources.

No further details available at the moment.

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

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3929A

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

قريه الجدار, Al Jidar village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on al-Jidar village in Idlib on November 12th, 2019 according to local sources.

No more details available at the moment.

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

R3929

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Maarat Harma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including a volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense and a woman were reported killed, and up to seven others including five Syrian Civil Defense volunteers and a woman injured in a Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Maarat Harma in Idlib on November 12th, 2019 according to local sources.

Ahmad Ali al Ali, member of Civil Defense- Ma’aret Harma Center, was killed in the airstrike, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Five SCD volunteers reported injured in the attack.
  • Aftermath of Russia and Regime forces attack on SCD team while on their way to remove civilians in Ma'aret Horma - Idlib.
  • Ahmad Ali al Ali, member of Civil Defense- Ma’aret Harma Center reported killed
  • SCD attacked ambulance

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
    3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3928

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

شنان, Shannan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, including a woman, were killed and nine civilians, including five children and two women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th, 2019, according to local sources.

Idlib Plus reported that “three civilians, including a woman, were killed and nine others, including five children and two women, were injured as a result of Russian warplanes bombing civilian houses in Shannan village”. The director of the Civil Defense Center in the village, Subhi Ibrahim, told Smart News Agency the same numbers, and spoke of “two simultaneous raids”.

MMC identified Mousa Deeb Al Mousa as one of the killed civilians.

Syrian Civil Defence teams were able to rescue two children and a woman from underneath the rubble, according to the SCD on Facebook.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (29) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via@Mohmad_rasheed).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via@Mohmad_rasheed).
  • Footage of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via UMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Rafif and Salama Al Ibrahim were rescued in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, their father was able to save Salama, while SCD forces spent over 1,5 hours to rescue her brother from underneath the rubble (via SCD on Facebook).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3927

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, including a woman, were killed and around seven civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Kafar Nabil, Idlib governorate, on November 12th, 2019. In addition, five militants were reported killed.

Step News Agency reporter Omar Al Omar stated that “Russian warplanes have launched several raids with vacuum missiles since this morning on the outskirts of Kafar Nabil and the southern outskirts of Hass, killing five civilians and wounding others in Kafar Nabil”. Euphrates Post reported four killed civilians.

Local sources however reported to Smart News Agency that five militants were killed, rather than civilians. According to Shaam News Agency, this number included four militants from militant jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al Sham.

Both the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Step News Agency reported that a woman was killed. The Syrian Network of Human Rights identified Abdul Hamid al Khalil as another killed civilian. Hence, it is likely that at least two civilians were killed.

Whereas most sources reported “multiple injured civilians”, @ShahbaPress reported 7 wounded.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3916

Incident date

November 8, 2019

Location

الدار الكبيرة, Dar al Kabira, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and up to four other injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Dar Al Kabira in Idlib, Syria on October 8th,, according to local sources.

Smart said “two military personnel” were killed, however, Edlib Media Centre reported the death of two civilians.

According to Aleppo Media Centre, there were “martyrs and wounded” after an airstrike “targeted” Dar Al Kabira.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Name unknown

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]