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
Contested
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R4293

Incident date

November 17, 2020

Location

سرجة, Sarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian died and another civilian was injured when the roof of their home in the village of Sarja, Idlib governorate, collapsed on November 17th, 2020. According to local sources, the building was damaged in earlier alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that “a 30-year-old Syrian citizen, named as Munif Ahmad Naddaf, died when the roof of his home in Sarja village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate collapsed on November 17, 2020.” According to the source, “local activists explained to SNHR that the roof had been severely damaged by intensive bombardment of the village by Syrian-Russian Alliance forces in previous military campaigns.”

The Syrian Civil Defence reported “the death of a civilian, and the injury of another, after the roof of a house fell on them as a result of previous bombing by the regime, in the village of Sarja, south of Idlib, yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 17, which is the second death of its kind yesterday.” A similar incident occured in the village of Qastoun, Hama governorate.

The SCD furthermore asked civilians to not go near collapsed buildings, but instead inform the civil defence teams about them.

The date of the strikes leading to the man’s death is unknown.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence teams carrying a victim after a civilian home in Sarja village collapsed on November 17th, 2020, following alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on an unknown date (via SNHR).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4292

Incident date

November 17, 2020

Location

قسطون, Qastoun, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian died when his house in Qastoun village, Hama governorate, collapsed on November 17th, 2020. According to local sources, the man’s home had been previously severely damaged by alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported: “A civilian died, today, Tuesday, November 17, in the town of Qastoun in the western countryside of Hama, after the roof of his house, which was previously bombed by the regime, fell. To avoid a similar incident, our teams removed a collapsing roof in the town of Badama in the western countryside of Idlib as a result of previous bombing.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Nassar Ahmad Nassar, also blaming previous Syrian or Russian shelling for the incident: “Local activists explained to SNHR that the roof had been severely damaged by intensive bombardment of the village by Syrian-Russian Alliance forces in previous military campaigns.”

The date of the bombing leading to the civilian’s death is unknown.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers recovering the body of a victim who died after his house in Qastoun collapsed on November 17th, 2020, following alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an unknown date (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer at the site after a civilian died after his house collapsed on November 17th, 2020, following alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an unknown date (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer at the site after a civilian died after his house collapsed on November 17th, 2020, following alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on an unknown date (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Nassar Ahmad Nassar died when the roof of his house collapsed on November 17th, 2020. According to local sources, the man's house was severely damaged by earlier alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on an unknown date (via SNHR).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4288

Incident date

October 31, 2020

Location

تلتونه, Taltuna, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.016907, 36.587482 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A civilian was reported killed and five others injured in an alleged attack by an unidentified drone on an agricultural area in the village of Taluna in the vicinity of Ma’arat Misrin city, northern Idlib countryside, on October 31st, 2020. Conflicting sources reported that the drone was Russian, Iranian or from the Syrian regime.

@abo_ayman_saqba reported “a martyr and five wounded when a drone bombed a family while they were working to harvest the olive harvest west of #Maarat_Misrin, north of #Idlib.”

According to Orient News, the bombing coincided with the flight of a Russian reconnaissance plane over Jabal Al Arbaeen, south of Idlib.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, the attack was conducted by a reconnaissance plane believed to be Russian, which targeted an area west of the city of Ma’arat Misrin with bombs equipped with mines intended for detonation with wires.

@Zitan_media blamed the Syrian regime for artillery strikes in the area, but it is unclear if this is the same specific incident as the attack on Taluna.

@NagiNajjar blamed an Iranian drone for the civilian harm, writing: “Southern Idlib, Ma’arat Misrin – a martyr and five wounded due to an Iranian drone targeting a civilian area in the vicinity of Ma’arat Misrin.”

No further information is available at the moment.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Southern Idlib, Maarat Misrin - a martyr and 5 wounded due to an Iranian drone targeting a civilian area in the vicinity of Maarat Misrin" (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Suicide drone. Unclear if this photo is of the alleged Russian, Syrian regime or Iranian drone strikes on the town of Taluna on October 31st, 2020 (via @NagiNajjar).

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Taltuna (تلتونه), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.016907, 36.587482. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4284

Incident date

October 14, 2020

Location

بلدة الحمامة, Al Hamama, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed and 15 others were reportedly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Hamama, Idlib governorate, on October 14th, 2020, according to local sources. A single source claimed that four militants were killed.

A correspondent for Step News Agency reported that “Russian warplanes targeted a civilian area in the town’s forest and forest lands with eight airstrikes, killing two people and wounding 15 others, as a preliminary outcome likely to rise as a result of the presence of missing civilians.”

According to Shaam News Network, the strikes targeted an area with dozens of tents for displaced people, adding that workers of olive picking workshops were among the victims.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, however, reported that Russian strikes on Al Hamama “targeted the headquarters and camps of Tahrir Al Sham and jihadist groups, killing four fighters so far and injuring others.”

All sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes.

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
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Other
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4281

Incident date

September 20, 2020

Location

محيط ادلب, The vicinity of Idlib City, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One or two civilians were wounded in airstrikes on the vicinity of Idlib city  on September 20th, according to local sources.

@SyriaCivilDefense reported that two civilians were injured as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city and the outskirts of Seijar and Kafrjalas in Idlib on September 20th, 2020.

Macro Media Center said that one civilian was wounded in the targeting of Idlib city’s surrounding.

@HalabTodayTV reported that on that day, Russian warplanes targeted surroundings of Idlib city with dozens of airstrikes.

 

 

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4276

Incident date

August 3, 2020

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Three of four civilians from one family were killed and seven others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the northern outskirts of the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on August 3rd, 2020, according to local sources. The airstrikes occured in conjunction with alleged Syrian regime artillery strikes.

Step News Agency reported that “three civilians from one family were killed and seven others were injured, at dawn today, Monday [September 3rd], after Russian airstrikes on Idlib, coinciding with the artillery shelling of the Syrian regime forces that targeted tents for displaced persons and residential buildings on the outskirts of Binnish city in Idlib eastern countryside.”

According to Step’s correspondent, the victims were Internally Displaced People (IDP) sheltering in tents near the target site. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the killed victims as displaced civilians from the village of Al Bujr: Majed Jasem Al Muhammad and the brothers Zaid and Majed Mesleh al Muhamad. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, Majed Jasem Al Muhammad was the father of the brothers.

@abuhuzaifa_ posted a photo on Twitter of three children, including an injured child, writing that “the father and mother died after being in a critical condition as a result of a severe injury, and these children remained alone. The family of Musleh Al Muhammad from Reef #Saraqeb after an aerial bombardment of the Russian occupation on the outskirts of the city of Binnish at dawn today.” This implicated that a woman was also killed in the strikes.

@ShahbaPress and @SyrianCoalition later reported that four civilians had died. @so_ria98 also later updated the civilian death toll to four.

While the Syrian Civil Defence also reported seven injured, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported one injured civilian.

The Syrian Civil Defence wrote that “in conjunction with the Russian airstrikes, artillery bombardments of the regime forces targeted the same place with about 10 shells, with the aim of causing the largest possible number of casualties and preventing civil defence teams from reaching and saving civilians”, adding that SCD teams evacuated the wounded to hospitals and put out fires caused by the bombing.

Both Edlib Media Center and IdlibPlus reported five airstrikes. While nearly all sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes, Ain Ala Hasaka reported that “national aviation” had been responsible.

Providing context, the Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that “despite the fact that Binnesh city is subject to a ceasefire agreement, reached following consultations between the Turkish and Russian presidents, which came into effect on March 6, 2020, the Syrian regime and its allies continue to attack the area, which has resulted in fresh displacement of residents.”

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (35) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “National aviation targets Binnish with spiteful air strikes in conjunction with artillery shelling” (via Ain Ala Hasaka).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd, 2020 (via Ain Ala Hasaka).
  • The bodies of civilians killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd, 2020 (via SNHR).
  • Translation: "Three civilians from one family were killed and seven others were injured, at dawn today, Monday 3 August, by Russian air strikes and artillery shelling of the regime targeting tents for displaced persons and residential buildings on the outskirts of Bunche city in Idlib eastern countryside” (via SCD).
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence recovering the body of a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers recovering bodies of victims after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via SCD).
  • Children on the target site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • Children on the target site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • Boy on a vehicle after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • A wounded child on the target site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish, August 3rd (via Baladi News).
  • Translation: “The father and mother died in a critical condition as a result of a severe injury, and these children remained alone. The family of Musleh Al Muhammad from Reef #Saraqeb after an aerial bombardment of the Russian occupation on the outskirts of the city of Bunche at dawn today” (via @abuhuzaifa_).
  • These siblings lost their parents in alleged Russian airstrikes on Binnish on August 3rd, 2020 (via @abuhuzaifa_).
  • Translation: “The devastation caused by the bombing of the Russian occupation plane in several air strikes in Binnish City, east of Idlib, at dawn today” (via Edlib Media Center).
  • The targeted site of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers inspecting the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd (via Edlib Media Center).
  • A destroyed building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Translation: “Three martyrs of one family and a number of wounded as a result of five successive raids from the Russian sail forces on the northern part of the city #Binnish Idlib countryside” (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish on August 3rd (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Translation: “Part of the Russian bombing of Binnish city this morning” (via Shaam News Network).
  • Translation: “Shaam Pictures show the effects of the aerial bombardment of the Russian occupation air forces north of the city of Binnish this morning, which left martyrs and wounded civilians” (via Shaam News Network).
  • Civilians on the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Civilians on the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Translation: “A video showing the moment when the Russian occupation planes bombed residential houses in the city of Binnish in the Idlib countryside” (via Macro Media Center).
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via Macro Media Center).
  • Translation: “Four civilians were killed and others wounded due to shelling by warplanes on the perimeter of the city of Binnish, north of Idlib” (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Smoke and fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of Binnish on August 3rd, 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4275

Incident date

Location

تل واسط, Tal Waset, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A civilian was reported killed and another injured as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery strikes on Tal Waset in Hama on July 19th, 2020, according to local sources.

@alshmali_alhr0 tweeted that “One person was killed and a woman was injured due to artillery shelling by Russian occupation militia, which targeted the village of Tal Waset in Sahel Al-Ghab west of Hama.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “a displaced civilian from the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate was killed when Syrian regime forces used a missile launcher to shell Tal Waset village in Sahl al Ghab in the western suburbs of Hama governorate on July 19th.”

Macro Media Center shared a video showing Civil Defence volunteers rescue an injured woman and pull out the body of a man who got killed in the shelling.

While most sources blamed the Syrian regime for this incident, @alshmali_alhr0 said that ‘Russian occupation militias’ were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers responding to shelling in Tal Waset which resulted in the killing of one civilian and the injury of another on July 19th, 2020. (via SCD)

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4271

Incident date

July 14, 2020

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman and a man were reported seriously injured when they were hit by artillery shelling or a drone attack while they were on their motorbike in Kansafra in Idlib on July 14th, 2020 according to local sources.

Step News correspondent said “that a drone targeted a man and a woman who were on a motorbike near the town of Kansafra in Jabal Al-Zawiya south of Idlib, seriously wounding them.” However, the source didn’t attribute the responsibility of the drone attack to any party.

From their side, @shahbapress accused the regime of the responsibility for wounding the two civilians, but Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib said that Russia undertook attacks in different areas of Idlib on that day. “Civil Defense teams documented the targeting of five areas with 13 air strikes by Russian warplanes and 17 surface-to-surface missiles.The shelling targeted the city of Ariha , the towns of Al-Bara, Kansafra, Kafaraweed, Sufouhn and Benin, Jabal Al-Zawiya.”

No further information is available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ 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, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]