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
Confirmed
Fair
Belligerent Assessment

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
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • "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

R4429

Incident date

December 27, 2021

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian strikes near a poultry farm and IDP camp outside of Ma’arat Misrin on December 27, 2021.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that three workers, including a child, were injured in Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm outside of Ma’arat Misrin. @thiqanewsagency also tweeted that three civilians had been injured in the strikes.

Zaman Al Wasl added that some of the civilians injured were in critical condition and that the area bombed was near a gathering of camps and El Dorar identified the camps as being for IDPs.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified three airstrikes as having hit west Ma’arat Misrin but added that “no casualties have been reported”.

A tweet from @anasanas84 reported that the air raids on Ma’arat Misrin resulted in massive destruction to property. Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the missiles struck three adjacent poultry barns, partially damaging the three barns, one of which was being used as a special food preparation facility. The source added that the facilities are in a “residential area free of any military presence or equipment”.

The majority of the sources attributed the airstrikes to Russia and @Ahmadmuaffaq identified vacuum missiles as being used by Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Civilians were wounded as a result of the Russian occupation’s bombing of poultry farms on the outskirts of the town of Maarat Misrin in Idlib, northwest Syria
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)

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
    3
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4426

Incident date

December 11, 2021

Location

الجديدة أو اليعقوبية, Al Jadida or Al Yaqoubia, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including a child, were killed and 12 to 15 others, including up to nine children and four women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Jadida or Al Yaqoubia on December 11, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, three people, including a child, were killed and 13 others, nine children and four women, were injured in Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida.

Shahba Press reported the location as being the town of Al-Yaqoubia and quoted a local source who said that the two Russian raids resulted in the death of three people and the wounding of 12 others, including women and children. Step News added that the injuries were of various degrees of severity.

Fact News and @thiqanewsagency provided a lower death toll of one civilian killed while Ugarit Post put the number of injured people at “about 15”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights identified two of the victims of the strikes as a man from Kafrta village in Jabal al Akrad in the suburbs of Latakia, named as Mustafa Ali Khadrou, and his child son Muhammad. Both were killed in the attack on Al-Jadida.

Activists told Shaam News that “Russian air strikes targeted the house of the leader “Abu Muslim al-Shishani” known as “Abu Muslim the Chechen”, the leader of the “Jund Allah” faction, in addition to an immigrant of Turkish nationality, and the homes of Syrian civilians residing in the area, displaced from Latakia countryside to the outskirts of the village of al-Jadida” Shaam also provided the toll that the bombing led to the death of three civilians, including a child, and wounding 13 civilians, 9 children and 4 women.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed out that “Abu Muslim al-Shishani” was not killed in the attack. A tweet from @thawraa_syr mentioned that sons of Abu Muslim and his wife were injured.

Fact News reported that there was significant material damage caused by the airstrikes and Zaman Al Wasl referred to “widespread destruction”, especially since the town included a large number of displaced people.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified three thermobaric rockets as being used in the attack by Russian jets while Fact News referred to vacuum missiles. Zaman Al Wasl specified that the plane responsible for the airstrikes was a Russian Sukhoi-35 warplane.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–15
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets with one of the children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of our teams’ response to the Russian air strikes, today, Saturday, 11 December, which targeted the vicinity of the town of Al-Jadida in the western countryside of Idlib, killing 3 people, including a child, and wounding 13 others (9 children and 4 women).
  • The moment the Russian planes bombed the vicinity of the town of Al-Yaqoubia with missiles on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • The Russian plane that bombed the vicinity of the town of Al-Yaqoubia with missiles on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • Mustafa Ali Khadrou, and his child son Muhammad, killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Jadida won December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–15
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Other

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4425

Incident date

December 9, 2021

Location

حي الجورة, Al-Joura Neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

A Russian forces army patrol reportedly killed a child with disabilities, Abdul Aziz Khalil Al-Hajar, 17 or 16 years old, by gunfire, in the Al Jura neighbourhood of Deit Ezzor on December 9th 2021, in the evening.

Euphrates reported that Abdul Al-Hajar was sitting next to the “Quba Mosque” and that the “patrolmen treated him as a suicide bomber because of the uniform he was wearing, known as the “skull.”” Euphrates also reported that he was wearing an abaya (a winter fur) – but as Deir Ezzor 24 News reported, the patrol members accused him of wearing a suicide vest. According to a local source, @Sada_AlSharqieh, one of the Russian patrol saw the young man filming the Russian forces, and shot him “directly for fear of having any weapons with him.”

Euphrates reported that the Russian patrol “ran him over with a car after he was killed.” Deir Ezzor 24 News added that they also beat him and dragged his body to a security branch. Other local sources corroborate this, saying that his body was tied to one of the military vehicles.

Abdul Al-Hajar was from Subikhan in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

@Sada_AlSharqieh reported on Twitter that “the city is witnessing a great security alert, fearing the people’s reaction to the incident.”  Aramme News also reported that “the killing comes amid popular anger in Deir Ezzor governate for weeks, after Russian patrols tried to pass through the governorate, which was completely rejected by the people.”

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Abdul Aziz Khalil Al-Hajar 16 or 17 years old years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Aziz Khalil Al-Hajar, aged 17, was reportedly shot by Russian patrol in the Al-Jura neighbourhood of Deir Ezzor on December 9th 2021 (Image via Euphrates Post)
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    Abdul Aziz Khalil Al-Hajar, aged 17, was reportedly shot by Russian patrol in the Al-Jura neighbourhood of Deir Ezzor on December 9th 2021 (Image via Euphrates Post)
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    Abdul Aziz Khalil Al-Hajar, aged 17, was reportedly shot by Russian patrol in the Al-Jura neighbourhood of Deir Ezzor on December 9th 2021 (Image via Euphrates Post)

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
    Ground operation
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4418

Incident date

November 25, 2021

Location

مجدليا, Majdalia, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.834700, 36.677311 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman or a child, was killed and three to four others, including women and children, were injured in alleged Russian strikes on the village of Majdalia on November 25, 2021.

Baladi News correspondent in Idlib countryside said that a warplane of the Russian Air Force launched air strikes with high-explosive missiles on the vicinity of the village of “Majdalia” and that the bombing caused the death of a woman and the wounding of three others (seem to be referring to them as being women).

A tweet from @Worldarabsnews also reported that a woman was killed in the strikes and that several other civilians were injured, including children. @zaid__hassn put the number of injuries at four and referred to them as being “olive harvest workers”. A Facebook post by Idlib Urgent also mentioned that four were injured and were in critical condition.

Syrian Network for Human Rights provided the name of the civilian killed: Mrs. Amineh al Khaled. Alshamal Alsouri also mentioned the name of Amineh as being killed and added the names of three others injured: Azzam Raed QanbMuhammad Mustafa QanbMunir Raed Qanb.

Syrian Civil Defense reported that “Ahmad, 13 years old, was wounded by air strikes while picking olives with his relatives”, adding that he was still being treated for his wounds.

While some of the sources refer to a woman being killed, Facebook posts from Shahin Mohammad and others identify a female child as being killed and provided a graphic image of a child that was said to be Amineh al Khaled, killed in the incident.

@syria55s pointed out that the location of the strikes was a workshop where olive pickers were working, with other sources also referring to the location as agricultural land.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russian forces.

The incident occured at 12:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Azzam Raed Qanb injured
  • Muhammad Mustafa Qanb injured
  • Munir Raed Qanb injured
  • Amineh al Khaled Age unknown killed
  • Ahmad 13 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (0–1 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by @yazansyri)
  • A martyr and a number of wounded, as a result of an air strike by the Russian occupation aircraft targeting a workshop working in olive harvest in the vicinity of the village of Majdalia in the eastern countryside of Idlib
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Graphic image of a child, identified to be Amineh al Khaled, killed in alleged Russian strikes on Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Alshamal Alsouri via Facebook)
  • Ahmad, 13 years old, was wounded by air strikes while picking olives with his relatives on the outskirts of Ma’artba’i village, south of Idlib, last Thursday, November 25. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the outskirts of the village of Majdalia (مجدليا), as well as the neighbouring village of Ma’artba’i (معرطبعي). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Majdalia are: 35.834700, 36.677311. The generic coordinates for Ma’artba’i are: 35.822583, 36.658065.

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
  • (0–1 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]