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
Weak
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3978D

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة, Several towns, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian and Syrian warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes amid artillery and rocket shelling, targeting multiple cities and villages in Idlib governorate, according to Shaam News Network.

S.N.N. wrote that the airstrikes “targeted the perimeter of the city of Maarat al-Numan, cities and towns of Kafranbel, Hish, Qatra, Ras al-Ward, Hass, Kafarsijnah, Moukah, Ghana, Kfaridine, Sheikh Sindian, Termla, Maarzita, Harakni, Farwan, Sarman, Raman, Samarah, Bursa, Farqalaya, Qaraysar, and Knaisar, China. Al-Kabira, Mataramatir, Al-Bureij, Mahmal, Kansafra, Al-Sha’ara, Ijaz, Khirbet, Karmaim, Swelling of Walnuts, Khreibah, Marand, Al-Tinna, Al-Fatera, Tel-Dum, Sahal, Hassana, Kfrouma and Ahsam”. It is unclear if any civilians were killed or injured during the raids.

Currently, further information is unavailable.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3977

Incident date

December 2, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة,, Several towns in Idlib

Airwars assessment

The Shaam News Network reported that Russian and regime warplanes carried out strikes across numerous towns in Idlib, leading to wounding “dozens” of civilians.

No further details are sucrrently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    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

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3957a

Incident date

November 24, 2019

Location

كفرنبل,, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Idlib Plus reported: “four people were wounded in the city of Kafar Nabil, south of Idlib, by several air strikes by Russian aircraft.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3954a

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

قرية الشيخ بحر, al-Sheikh Bahr village, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Sheikh Bahr village in Idlib, Syria on November 23rd, 2019 according to Idlib Plus.

No further details available yet.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3949

Incident date

November 20, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة,, several towns in Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Shaam News Network reported wounded civilians across Idlib.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3945a

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة, several towns in Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Shaam News Network reported: “Russian warplanes and helicopter gunships carried out airstrikes targeting the city of Kfarnabal, the towns of Kfarouma, Hass, Hazarine, Kafarsijnah, Musharrafa, Balaysa and Maarat Harmah, resulting in civilian casualties”.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3945

Incident date

November 17, 2019

Location

بلدات متعددة, several towns in Idlib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Shaam News Network reported: “Many of civilians were injured as a result of airstrikes by Russian planes and helicopter gunships on the city of Kafrnabal, the towns of Hazarin, Tarmala, Naqir, Khan al-Sibel, Fatira, Jabala, Arinba, Biskla and Ma’rzita, while the villages of Tahtaya, Mardabsa, Umm Jalal and Abu Habba came under artillery and rocket shelling”.

No further details are currently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3939

Incident date

November 15, 2019

Location

حاس, Haas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including a woman were reported injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on residential areas in Hass town in Hama, Syria on November 15th, 2019 according to local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]