Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3872

Incident date

September 10–11, 2019

Location

الضهرة, Al-Dhuhr, Darkush, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An alleged Russian airstrike killed an elderly displaced civilian man in the village of Duhr in Darkush area around midnight between September 10th and September 11th, breaching the ceasefire.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Ahmad Eisa al Musa, displaced from Tal Hatabat village in the southern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, age 76, was killed on September 11as fixed wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near a building sheltering IDPs from al Dahr village which is administratively a part of Darkoush city in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate. We report that the bombing is the first by Russian forces since the truce declared by the forces in the fourth de-escalation zone on August 31.”

According to the correspondent of Needa News, the displaced civilian died before dawn.

AlQuds: “We were asleep at midnight when we heard the sound of a rocket that fell 50 meters away from us,” narrated his son Abu Anas, 31. “Everyone came out but my father was late being sick and couldn’t walk easily.”

Several sources reported that an unknown number of civilians were wounded.

The incident occured around midnight.

  • Ahmad Issa Al-Mousa 76 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (36) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Smoke rising up after an alleged Russian airstrike killed a civilian in Darh north of Idlib at midnight between September 10th and 11th (via Step News).
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    Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying the body of Ahmad Eisa al Musa, killed by an alleged Russian airstrike at around midnight between September 10th and 11th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • A car damaged by an alleged Russian airstrike on Dahr village in the night between September 10th and 11th (via Radioalkul).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Russian airstrike struck near Darkush around midnight between September 10th and 11th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer at the scene after an alleged Russian airstrike struck Dahr between September 10th and 11th (via Jisr Media Center).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (36) [ collapse]