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

R3975

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

الصرمان, Al Sarman, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local Sources reported that one civilian was injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Al Sarman in Idlib, Syria on December 2nd, 2019. No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image showing an airstrike targeting Al Sarman in Idlib on Dec 2nd (via EMC)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3978C

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

كفرشلايا, Kafar Shlaya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian air- and artillery strikes on a mosque in the village of Kafar Shlaya, Idlib governorate, on December 3rd, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian and Assad warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of airstrikes amid artillery and rocket shelling” on dozens of cities and villages in Idlib governorate.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs near Kafr Shlaya Mosque in Kafr Shlaya village in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially damaging its building and furniture, on December 3”.

Currently, further details are unavailable.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3978B

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafarrouma, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man was reportedly injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kafarrouma, Idlib governorate, on December 3rd, 2019, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian and Assad warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of airstrikes amid artillery and rocket shelling” on dozens of cities and villages in Idlib governorate.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3978a

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

محمبل, Mhambel, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and two others were wounded in an alleged regime or Russia bombing of Mhambel, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the death of a citizen and the injury of two others including a child as a result of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs near Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Mhambel village in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate, killing Mohammad al Yahya in partially damaging the mosque’s building and furniture, on December 3.”

While most sources blamed regime barrel bombing there were also reporting of Russian warplanes being active over the area.

Artillery strikes were also reported.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged barrel bombing by the Syrian regime on the Syrian regime on Mhambel, Dec 3rd 2019.
  • The aftermath of alleged barrel bombing by the Syrian regime on the Syrian regime on Mhambel, Dec 3rd 2019. (via SN4HR)

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3976

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

الغدفة, Al Ghadfa, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman and a man were reported injured in an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrike in Al Gadfa in Idlib, Syria on December 2nd, 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
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that targeted Al Gadfa in Idlib, December 2nd. A man and a women were reported injured. (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

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

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3974

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

الكنائس, Al Kana’es, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, Hussein Khreimi was reported killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike in Al kana’is area in Idlib, Syria on December 2nd, 2019.

No other details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3973

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and between two and five others injured in an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrike that targeted Al hal Market in Saraqib, Idlib in Syria on December 2nd, 2019 according to local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Hal Market in Saraqib (via SMART agency).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Hal Market in Saraqib (via SMART agency).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Hal Market in Saraqib (via SMART agency).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Hal Market in Saraqib (via SMART agency).
  • Aftermath of an airstrike on Al Hal Market in Saraqib (via SMART agency).

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3972

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

السجن المركزي, Central prison, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, between three and seven civilians, including one women and her two children, were reported killed, and up to 28 others including four children and four women were reported injured allegedly when Russian or Syrian regime warplanes targeted the Central Prison, in western Idlib in Syria on December 2nd 2019.

The sources mentioned that the prison was targeted with ten airstrikes at least, and that some prisoners escaped from the prison that is believed to have about 2000 prisoners in.

According to some sources, the woman and her two children who were killed were visiting other prisoners at the time of the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–28
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Via MMC; The moment Russian warplanes targeted The Central Prison in Idlib.
  • Via Step; Russian warplanes targeting the central prison in Idlib.

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 – 7
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–28
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]