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

R4237

Incident date

February 24, 2020

Location

كوكبة, Kawkabah, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including a woman were reported killed and others injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kawkabah village in Idlib, Syria on February 24th, 2020 according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress said that “Three civilians were killed and others wounded as a result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the town of Kawkaba in the southern Idlib countryside.”

Edlib Media Center from their side said a woman was among those who were killed in this attack but blamed the regime forces for it.

 

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 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4236

Incident date

February 24, 2020

Location

الفطيرة, Al Fatira, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and an unknown number of civilians reportedly wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas of the town of Al Fatira, Idlib governorate, on February 24th, 2020, according to Idlib Plus.

@ShahbaPress reported on February 24th “Two martyrs and civilians were wounded in air strikes of the Russian occupation on the town of Al Fatira in the southern Idlib countryside.”

@IdlibPlus tweeted “civilians wounded and trapped under the rubble as a result of Russian warplanes targeting residential neighbourhoods with airstrikes in the town of Al Fatira” on February 24th.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (2) [ 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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4239

Incident date

February 24, 2020

Location

كفرنبل, Kafranbel, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Nubul in Idlib, Syria on February 24th, 2020, according to local sources.

Step Agency reported that “A civilian was killed and others wounded by a Russian airstrike on the city of Kafr Nabl in the southern Idlib countryside.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (2) [ 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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4238

Incident date

February 24, 2020

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syria regime airstrikes or artillery shelling on Al Bara in Idlib, Syria, on February 24th, 2020.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Muhammad Anwar al Hasaki, from Kafrnabel city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was killed as fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the road linking Kafranbel city and al Bara village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on February 24th.”

Shaam Network also reported that Syrian regime forces were also active in the area during that day and shelled Bara and other areas of Idlib with artillery.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4235

Incident date

February 23, 2020

Location

كصنفرة, Kasanfra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Kansafra, Idlib governorate, on February 23rd, 2020, according to SMART News Agency.

SMART reported that “three people were wounded as a result of missile strikes by a Russian warplane on the village of Kansafra (32 km south of Idlib), as civil defence teams helped them to nearby medical points for treatment”.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4234

Incident date

February 23, 2020

Location

أبديتا, Abdita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the town of Abdita, Idlib governorate, on February 23rd, 2020, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian and Syrian forces launched airstrikes amid artillery shelling that targeted several cities, towns, and villages in Idlib governorate. In Abdita, one civilian casualty was reported.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Mar’i Ahmad al Asa’ad was killed as Syrian regime forces’ artillery fired shells on Abdita village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on February 23rd.”

SMART News Agency reported that, according to a Syrian Civil Defence, spokesperson, the civilian was killed as the result of artillery shelling by the Syrian regime.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

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
  • 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 (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

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4233

Incident date

February 23, 2020

Location

ترملا, Tarmala, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Tarmala, Idlib governorate, on February 23rd, 2020, according to Shaam News Network.

Shaam reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes amid artillery and missile shelling that targeted several cities, towns and villages in Idlib, including Tarmala, where one civilian was killed.

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

R4232

Incident date

February 22, 2020

Location

جوزف, Jouseph, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and an unknown number of civilians, including a woman, were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Jouseph in the southern countryside of Idlib on February 22nd, 2020, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported that “a child is killed and other civilians are wounded as a result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the village of Jouseph in the southern Idlib countryside”. Step News Agency tweeted that a number of civilians were wounded in the alleged Russian strikes.

According to SMART News Agency, the Syrian Civil Defence reported that “a woman was injured as a result of bombing by Russian warplanes on the village of Jouseph, indicating great damage to homes and property of civilians”.

Syrialiveuae Map  said that a child was wounded.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (5) [ 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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]