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
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end date
Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents
Infrastructure

Incident Code

R4481

Incident date

October 28, 2022

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, three from the same family, were injured by a a double tap shelling carried out by the Syrian regime and/or Russian forces against the city of Darat Izza on October 28, 2022.

According to the @SyriaCivilDefe, four civilians, three of them from the same family, were wounded when two cars were hit by guided missiles launched by Syrian regime and Russian forces near the eastern entrance to the city of Darat Izza.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Syrian regime forces initially fired an anti-tank thermal missile, immediately followed by an artillery attack using multiple shells, which hit civilian vehicles in the area and wounded four civilians, in addition to heavily damaging cars. The incident occurred in the al-Ashrafiya area in eastern Darat Ezza city.

The majority of sources reported that both the Syrian regime and Russian forces were responsible for the shelling, while @anasanas84 attributed the incident to only the Syrian regime. Daret Izza media center and other local sources identified thermal missiles as being used in the attack, while @abo_aljod84 and others mentioned guided missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers assist a civilian injured by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    The first moments of our teams’ response to a double attack with guided missiles by the regime forces and Russia, today, Friday, October 28, targeting two cars at the eastern entrance to the city of Darat Izza, west of #Aleppo, wounding 4 civilians.
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    4 civilians were injured when their car was targeted by Assad militia with a guided missile on the eastern outskirts of the city of Darat Izza, west of Aleppo
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian and regime strikes near Darat Izza on October 28, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4480

Incident date

October 24, 2022

Location

شنان, Shnan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, including a child and/or woman, was injured by alleged Syrian regime or Russian shelling of the village of Shnan on October 24, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that a woman was injured by Syrian regime and Russian shelling of the village of Shnan with tank shells. The Syrian Civil Defense added that the shelling occurred at the same time as schools letting out for the day, and volunteers protected students from the shelling.

According to @syr_television, a child was injured and a home was destroyed by missiles that hit the village of Shnan.

Baladi News correspondent in Idlib countryside reported that the Syrian regime forces intensively bombed the farms surrounding the town of Shnan, which resulted in the injury of a woman to varying degrees.

@idleb_online tweeted that the Syrian army was shelling the positions of the militants in the village of Shnan, but did not include information about casualties.

The majority of sources attributed the shelling to the Syrian regime. However, @SyriaCivilDefe reported that the Syrian regime and Russia were responsible.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by artillery shelling of Shnan on October 24, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Civil Defense volunteers protect students from artillery shelling of Shnan on October 24, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by artillery shelling of Shnan on October 24, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by artillery shelling of Shnan on October 24, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4479

Incident date

October 20, 2022

Location

معربليت, Ma’rblit, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, children, were injured by alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of a vehicle in Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that two children were injured by a guided missile launched by Russian and Syrian regime forces that struck a car of civilians working in olive picking in the village of Ma’rblit. The Syrian Network for Human Rights added that the missile caused extensive damage to the car.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also identified the children injured as 12-year-old Awad Muhammad al-Qassum and seven-year-old Muhanna Khaled Qassum, both of whom are from Kafr Batikh village. @anasanas84 specified that the two children were injured to varying degrees.

A tweet from @Jamil_Alhasaan identified “a family” as being injured without specifying how many family members. @Tareek2011T put the number of injuries from the artillery shelling at four civilians.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the Syrian regime was responsible alone or if Russia and the Syria regime were both involved in the shelling.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Awad Muhammad al-Qassum 12 years old injured
  • Muhanna Khaled Qassum 7 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • One of the children injured by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    One of the children injured by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    One of the children injured by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage to a vehicle caused by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    One of the children injured by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @Tamer_Turkmane)
  • Damage to a vehicle caused by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
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    One of the children injured by artillery shelling on the village of Ma’rblit on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @hafeztaraman)

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4478

Incident date

October 20, 2022

Location

قرية الصحن, Al Sahen village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was injured by alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of the village of Al Sahen on October 20, 2022.

According to the @SyriaCivilDefe, a child was injured by artillery shelling of the village of Al Sahen carried out by Russian and Syrian regime forces. The Civil Defense forces assisted the injured child and ensured there were no additional injuries in the area.

Activist Muhammad Al-Daher reported similar casualties to Al Araby, identifying one child as being injured.

A tweet from @idleb_online reported that the Syrian army was targeting terrorist movements in Al Sahen with heavy artillery, but did not provide any information on casualties. However, @AsharqNewsSYR tweeted that civilian hames were struck by the artillery shelling.

The majority of sources, including @RadioAlKul, attributed the artillery shelling to the Syrian regime, with Al Araby adding that the shelling coincided with the flight of Russian reconnaissance planes. However, @SyriaCivilDefe blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia while @alothman_nabel listed Russia as being 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense volunteers inspect the site of artillery shelling that injured a child in Al Sahen village on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The site of artillery shelling that injured a child in Al Sahen village on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @alothman_nabel)
  • The site of artillery shelling that injured a child in Al Sahen village on October 20, 2022. (Image posted by @Nidalhamo_1)

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4477

Incident date

October 17, 2022

Location

قرية نحلة, Nahla village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was injured by alleged Syrian regime shelling and/or Russian airstrikes on the village of Nahla on October 17, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that a woman was wounded by Russian and Syrian regime artillery shelling of the village of Nahla. The Aleppo correspondent @HalabTodayTV also reported that a woman was injured.

According to Baladi News, the air and ground bombardments caused extensive damage to civilian property and created a state of panic among the civilians near the bombing sites.

@Jamil_Alhasaan identified 70 missile shells and five Russian airstrikes on Nahla and Kfarsbo, which struck homes and civilians in agricultural lands. @abdulaziz_sy11 reported that Russian airstrikes occurred on the same sites of Syrian regime artillery shelling and the correspondent of Zaitun Agency said that Russian planes launched four raids with vacuum missiles on residential neighborhoods in Nahla.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by artillery shelling in the village of Nahla on October 17, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by artillery shelling in the village of Nahla on October 17, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Damage caused by artillery shelling in the village of Nahla on October 17, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)
  • Volunteer inspects the site of artillery shelling in the village of Nahla on October 17, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense via Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4476

Incident date

October 16, 2022

Location

كفرجنة, Kafr Janna, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes in the countryside of Azaz and Afrin, specifically the town of Kafr Jannah and Qatma, resulted in the death and wounding of civilians in addition to the death of up to six militants and the wounding of up to 12 militants.

@shaamnews reported that Russian airstrikes hit the countryside of Azaz and Afrin, killing and wounding Syrian National Army members and civilians. Shaam News was the only source that directly mentioned civilian casualties while others reported that “people” were killed without specifying if they were civilians or militants.

Shaam News also published a statement from the Ministry of Defense in the “Syrian Interim Government” which stated that “The warplanes of the criminal regime this morning, Sunday, October 16, 2022 AD, at eight o’clock, the military and civilian buildings in the regions of Afrin and Azaz, north of Aleppo governorate, with five air strikes that led to the deaths and injuries, most of them civilians. The areas that were targeted this morning include millions of civilians who were displaced due to the crimes of the Assad regime and its allies from the separatist and sectarian terrorist militias.” Shaam put the casualties at two SNA members killed and others wounded.

The Step News Agency correspondent reported that Russian warplanes took off from Hmeimim base in the northern countryside of Latakia and carried out 6 air raids with vacuum missiles against camps of the Turkish-backed opposition factions in the towns of Kafr Jannah and Qatma, resulting in two deaths and more than 7 wounded, with the destruction of a camp and several military vehicles in the vicinity of the building.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that the death toll rose to three, including a fighter under the age of eighteen, and the injury of eight others. However, @SyriawatanNews put the casualties at six killed and 12 wounded among  “Suqur Al-Sham” members.

@Almohrar1 provided names of those injured and killed: Akram Derai, Ibrahim Muhammed Zureik, Abdel Hamid Zein El Din, Amin Hammadi Sattouf, Yusuf Masra Ibn Ibrahim, Mustafa Hamada Satouf, Elias Abdullah bin Ghalib, Bashar Al-Asi bin Samir, Ali Abras bin Muhammad, Khaled Hajj Musa Ibn Musa, Abdul Qasim bin Ahmed, Ubadah Hajj Darwish bin Abdul Qadir (Dead), Abdul Qahar Al-Asi bin Imad (Dead). Almglawy posted on Facebook that Suqur al-Sham Mujahideen member Youssef Ibrahim Al-Masrou was also killed.

@ly26935212 reported that the airstrikes caused outbreaks of fire in the area. All of the sources that reported on this incident attributed the strikes to Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Suspected targets
    Al Qaeda/HTS, Free Syrian Army
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–6
  • Belligerents reported injured
    8–12

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by Step News)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by Step News)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @idleb_online)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @idleb_online)
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    Victims of alleged Russian Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriawatanNews)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @Sharqya_reporte)
  • Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by Al Mohrar News)
  • Abdul Qahar Imad Al-Assi, an alleged militant killed by Russian strikes on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @allaith12345)
  • Ubadah Haj Darwish, an alleged militant killed by Russian strikes on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by @omaralabas1)
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    Victims of alleged Russian Airstrikes in the vicinity of Kafr Janna on October 16, 2022. (Image posted by Omar via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Suspected targets
    Al Qaeda/HTS, Free Syrian Army
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–6
  • Belligerents reported injured
    8–12

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4475

Incident date

October 10, 2022

Location

الأبزمو, Al Abzimo, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and between one and two women were injured in alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022.

According to @SyriaCivilDefe, a child was killed and his mother was seriously injured by artillery shelling launched by the Syrian regime and Russian forces at a residential house and a wedding hall in Al Abzimo. A tweet from @anasanas84 identified one child killed and two women injured in the bombing.

Zaman Al Wasl reported that the child killed was 17-year-old boy “Mahmoud Al-Jassem” and two other women were seriously injured and taken to Atarib city hospital. Baladi News added that the child and his mother were displaced from the town of Sheikh Ali, west of Aleppo.

@Ahed_Slebi reported that the bombing struck a small, short wedding for some of the families from the village, killing the child and injuring his mom. However, @seerij80 tweeted that during the bombing, Mahmoud and his mom went outside of the house and that is where they were killed and injured.

An image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe shows the father of the child killed sitting next to the child’s body mourning his loss.

The majority of sources, including @abo_aljod84, reported that the Syrian regime was responsible for the artillery shelling. Baladi News specified that the regime forces used rocket-propelled grenades in the attack and Syria TV blamed the regime forty-sixth regiment. However, the Syrian Civil Defense attributed the shelling to both the Syrian regime and Russia.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mahmoud Al-Jassem 17 years old male killed
  • Mother of Mahmoud Al-Jassem Adult female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Body of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on Al Abzimo on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @seerij80)
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    Graphic image of the child killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on October 10, 2022. (Image posted by @abo_aljod84)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4474

Incident date

October 6, 2022

Location

الأبزمو, Al Abzimo, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured by alleged Syrian regime or Russian artillery shelling of Al Abzimo on October 6, 2022.

The @SyriaCivilDefe reported that a civilian was injured by artillery shelling launched by the Syrian regime and Russian forces. @HalabTodayTV referred to “civilians” as being wounded without specifying how many while @alaskari_media reported that “several civilians” were injured. All of the other sources referred to “civilian casualties” without further information.

The majority of sources, including @HalabTodayTV, attributed the shelling to Syrian regime forces while @Syrian_Kasura referred to “ro-Assad forces” as carrying out the shelling. However, @Almohrar1 blamed “the militias of the Russian occupation” and the @SyriaCivilDefe referred to both the Syrian regime and Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (13) [ collapse]