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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Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents

Incident Code

R4426

Incident date

December 11, 2021

Location

الجديدة أو اليعقوبية, Al Jadida or Al Yaqoubia, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including a child, were killed and 12 to 15 others, including up to nine children and four women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Jadida or Al Yaqoubia on December 11, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, three people, including a child, were killed and 13 others, nine children and four women, were injured in Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida.

Shahba Press reported the location as being the town of Al-Yaqoubia and quoted a local source who said that the two Russian raids resulted in the death of three people and the wounding of 12 others, including women and children. Step News added that the injuries were of various degrees of severity.

Fact News and @thiqanewsagency provided a lower death toll of one civilian killed while Ugarit Post put the number of injured people at “about 15”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights identified two of the victims of the strikes as a man from Kafrta village in Jabal al Akrad in the suburbs of Latakia, named as Mustafa Ali Khadrou, and his child son Muhammad. Both were killed in the attack on Al-Jadida.

Activists told Shaam News that “Russian air strikes targeted the house of the leader “Abu Muslim al-Shishani” known as “Abu Muslim the Chechen”, the leader of the “Jund Allah” faction, in addition to an immigrant of Turkish nationality, and the homes of Syrian civilians residing in the area, displaced from Latakia countryside to the outskirts of the village of al-Jadida” Shaam also provided the toll that the bombing led to the death of three civilians, including a child, and wounding 13 civilians, 9 children and 4 women.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed out that “Abu Muslim al-Shishani” was not killed in the attack. A tweet from @thawraa_syr mentioned that sons of Abu Muslim and his wife were injured.

Fact News reported that there was significant material damage caused by the airstrikes and Zaman Al Wasl referred to “widespread destruction”, especially since the town included a large number of displaced people.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified three thermobaric rockets as being used in the attack by Russian jets while Fact News referred to vacuum missiles. Zaman Al Wasl specified that the plane responsible for the airstrikes was a Russian Sukhoi-35 warplane.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–15
  • 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 target
    Other

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets with one of the children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets with the body of one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes near the town of Al-Jadida on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of our teams’ response to the Russian air strikes, today, Saturday, 11 December, which targeted the vicinity of the town of Al-Jadida in the western countryside of Idlib, killing 3 people, including a child, and wounding 13 others (9 children and 4 women).
  • The moment the Russian planes bombed the vicinity of the town of Al-Yaqoubia with missiles on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • The Russian plane that bombed the vicinity of the town of Al-Yaqoubia with missiles on December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • Mustafa Ali Khadrou, and his child son Muhammad, killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Jadida won December 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the villages of Al Jadida (الجديدة) and Al Yakoubia (اليعقوبية). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, Airwars has narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 35.929334, 36.31337.

  • Tagged visual evidence from sources.

    Imagery:
    المرصد المدني

  • Distribution of tags in available satellite imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–15
  • 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 target
    Other

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4428

Incident date

December 22, 2021

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.658233, 36.484942 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and his father was injured when bomb remnants exploded in Kansafra on December 22, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a young man was killed and his father was wounded when remnants of a cluster bomb exploded in Kansafra. The bomb was only identified as belonging to both the regime and Russian forces. @Almohrar1 also reported that a father was injured and that his son, a child, was killed.

A tweet from @nahermedia also identified two victims but reported that a man was killed and his son was injured.

Kansafra Media Center provided the name of the victim killed in the explosion: Ahmed Jamal Kassoub.

While Radio Al Kul referred to Ahmed’s father as “slightly” injured, Baladi News reported that he was seriously injured and transported to the medical center near their town.

Radio al-Kul’s correspondent in Idlib said that the shell was next to the family’s house and exploded when the father and son tried to dismantle and remove it. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the father and son intended to sell the unexploded ordnance.

@Almohrar1 attributed the exploded remnants to Russia while @WM_FREESYR blamed the regime. @MAZEN_ALMAWAS referred to the bomb as being an “unexploded rocket-propelled grenade”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Jamal Kassoub Age unknown male killed
  • Father of Ahmed Jamal Kassoub Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense forces responded when remnants of a cluster bomb exploded in Kansafra on December 22, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Very graphic image of Ahmed Jamal Kassoub, killed when bomb remnants exploded in Kansafra on December 22, 2021. (Image posted by Hamed)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Kansafra (كنصفرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.658233, 36.484942. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Planted explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4429

Incident date

December 27, 2021

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian strikes near a poultry farm and IDP camp outside of Ma’arat Misrin on December 27, 2021.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that three workers, including a child, were injured in Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm outside of Ma’arat Misrin. @thiqanewsagency also tweeted that three civilians had been injured in the strikes.

Zaman Al Wasl added that some of the civilians injured were in critical condition and that the area bombed was near a gathering of camps and El Dorar identified the camps as being for IDPs.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified three airstrikes as having hit west Ma’arat Misrin but added that “no casualties have been reported”.

A tweet from @anasanas84 reported that the air raids on Ma’arat Misrin resulted in massive destruction to property. Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the missiles struck three adjacent poultry barns, partially damaging the three barns, one of which was being used as a special food preparation facility. The source added that the facilities are in a “residential area free of any military presence or equipment”.

The majority of the sources attributed the airstrikes to Russia and @Ahmadmuaffaq identified vacuum missiles as being used by Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Civilians were wounded as a result of the Russian occupation’s bombing of poultry farms on the outskirts of the town of Maarat Misrin in Idlib, northwest Syria
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Ma’arat Misrin (مَعَرَّةُ مِصْرِينَ), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.012172, 36.6730499. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4430

Incident date

December 27, 2021

Location

معربليت, Marblet, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8075, 36.6625 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and up to three others were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Marblet on December 27, 2021.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one civilian was killed and three others were injured in alleged artillery shelling by the regime and Russia on Marblet and Mantaf without specifying in which village the casualties occurred. El Dorar put the number of civilians injured in Marblet and Mantaf at five.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified the death of one civilian from a rocket attack Marblet, attributing the bombing to the regime and Zaman Al Wasl reported that one “person” was killed and others, including civilians, were wounded, blaming militias linked to Russia as using “Krasnopol” missiles in the attack.

North-Press added that the injured civilians were taken to medical points for treatment.

An image posted by Jihad Al Hr on Facebook shows a child covered in blood being treated for wounds alongside a caption describing the incident in Marblet.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the strikes were carried out by the regime or Russia.

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets respond to strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @syrianewsag)
  • Shelling of the town of Marblet on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @syr_television)
  • One of the men injured in strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • White Helmets respond to strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Marblet (معربليت), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.8075, 36.6625. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4431

Incident date

December 31, 2021

Location

كفردريان, Kafr Dariyan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and five other civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021.

According to Syria TV, two people were killed and others were injured in Russian airstrikes on a farm on the outskirts of Kafr Dariyan. At the time of reporting an unknown number of civilians were still under the rubble of the building destroyed.

A tweet from @AishaSapri also identified two people as being killed and identified the location of the strikes as being near a housing camp for the displaced, adding that this is the second day in a row that strikes have occurred in this area.

Baladi News’ correspondent provided the names of the two civilians killed: the owner of the farm, “Hassan Khalil Bakrish“, and the teacher, “Jihad Saeed Deeb.” Various sources refer to Jihad as being a “professor” and an Arabic Language teacher.

A video posted by @abdalwhab761 shows the remains of two workers on a chicken farm who were allegedly killed by Russian airstrikes.

Sy-24 reported that the airstrikes completely destroyed the affected location and that others were “seriously” injured, without providing an estimate of how many. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five others were injured in the airstrikes.

Syrian Civil Defense also mentioned the great damage caused the construction of the poultry house in addition to the death of birds in the area killed by the airstrikes. Syrian Network for Human Rights added that in addition to damage to the poultry house, an adjacent house was also damaged.

A tweet from @jamlyyyyy_ reported that Russian warplanes were targeting rebel positions in Kafr Dariyan without providing any details on casualties.

The majority of the sources that reported on this incident attributed the strikes to Russia. A tweet from @MghrdSwry also specifically mentioned vacuum missiles being used in the attack and @Almohrar1 put the number of raids carried out at six.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Hassan Khalil Bakrish Age unknown owner of the farm killed
  • Jihad Saeed Deeb Age unknown teacher killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

Sources (50) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (33) [ collapse]

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  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_ )
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @MghrdSwry)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @hafeztaraman)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @blaas083)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @defense_syr)
  • A collapsed building from alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @mohamedamory66)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • The effects of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @essa_mosto)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • A collapsed building damaged during alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @jisrtv)
  • The body of one of the victims of alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by @syria55s)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Anasalmaarawi1 via Facebook)
  • Funeral for the victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Janem via Facebook)
  • The young man Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Shlwlnasr via Facebook)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Idlebcriminaloffice via Facebook)
  • The young man Hassan Khalil Bakrish who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Kafardarian via Facebook)
  • Russian warplanes renewed targeting the vicinity of the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, for the second day in a row, and launched similar raids on the town of Al-Bara, south of Idlib. A video that captures the first moments of the bombing of the village of Kafr Daryan today, Friday, December 31.
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets sort through the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The first moments of the response of our teams to the Russian air strikes that targeted today, Friday, December 31, a poultry farm near the village of Kafr Daryan, north of Idlib, which killed two civilians.
  • The young men Hassan Khalil Bakrish and Jihad Saeed Deeb who was killed in alleged Russian strikes on Kafr Dariyan on December 31, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Video showing the first moment following Russian aerial missile bombardment of a poultry barn and an adjacent house in Kafr Daryan village in north #Idlib governorate on December 31, 2021, resulting in casualties and severe damage.

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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

Sources (50) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4432

Incident date

January 1, 2022

Location

النهر الأبيض, Al Naher Al Abyad, Jisr Al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On New Years Day, three to four civilians, three children and a woman, were allegedly killed and ten others, including six children, were allegedly injured, by Russian air strikes just after midnight. The incident was reported to have taken place in the early hours of January 1st 2022 at 2.30am, in the Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area near the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, in the western countryside of Idlib by Russian forces.

Nesrin Na’san al Na’san, aged two, and her mother, Fatimah Hussein al Waisi, aged 28, and Mariam Basel Al Aboud, aged seven, were identifed as killed by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the death of another child, a boy, who succumbed to his injuries later in the day on January 1st 2022 and @mahmoudalbakor1 reported that all of the deceased were from the same family.

The names of those injured, according to @Almohrar1, were: Azzo Naasan, aged three, Mohammed Naasan Naasan, aged eight months, Naasan Ahmed Naasan, aged 26, Abdul Rahman Ammar Al Aboud, Yasser Ammar Al Aboud, Obaid Yasser Al Aboud, Yahya Ammar Al Aboud, Ammar Obaid Al Aboud, and Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that they rescued the six injured and retrieved the three deceased bodies from under the rubble.  One of their volunteers, Alaa Hawash, said “when we got to the placee, there was a stench of blood and corpses and people were screaming and a fire was burning. There was an injured woman standing over the destruction who told me, with tears and blood on her face, my daughter is here… my daughter is here.  We started work immediately and the girl’s face appeared from the rubble, here I remembered my daughter, Alaa Willie, who is her age, when there was an attack on my house two years ago.”

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the attack was targeted on a house and tents housing displaced people.  Those deceased and injured were reportedly members of three displaced families from the village of Rajm Amirat in Jabal al Hoss in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The incident occured at 02:30:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Nesrin Na'san al Na'san 2 years old female killed
  • Fatimah Hussein al Waisi 28 years old female mother of Nesrin killed
  • Azzo Na'San 3 years old male injured
  • Mohammed Na'san Na'san 8 months years old male injured
  • Naasan Ahmed Naasan 26 years old male

Family members (6)

  • Marian Basel Al Aboud 7 years old female killed
  • Abdul Rahan Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yasser Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Obaid Yasser Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yahya Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Ammar Obaid Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • "3 civilians were killed and several others were wounded, most of them children, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the White River area in Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib countryside" (@Sy24ria / Twitter)
  • 1 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 2 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 3 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 4 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 5 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • A flock of sheep killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years day in Nahr Al Abyad in west of Idlib governorate (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syria Network for Human Rights)
  • Damage to a tent where displaced civilians who work as shepherds were living in Al Nahr Al Abyad (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • 1 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 2 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 3 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • Three to four civilians were allegedly killed by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib (@mahmoudalbakor1 / Twitter)
  • Marem Basel Al-Aboud was killed allegedly by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib countryside (Image via @YusufAd76532779 / Twitter)
  • Up to four people were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib (Image via @AsharqNewsSYR / Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense recover the dead and injured after an alleged Russian forces airstrike in the Jisr Al-Shughour region of Idlib (Image via @RaedAlSaleh3 / Twitter)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported the death of three civilians after an alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via Zaitounmag)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4433

Incident date

January 2, 2022

Location

محطة العرشاني لضخ المياه, Al Arshabi water station, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, an employee of a water station, was injured when Al-Arshani water station was bombed by alleged Russian forces on January 2, 2022.

A tweet from @AlhasanMahar reported that Russian forces bombed Al-Arshani water station, which is “responsible for delivering water to about a quarter of a million civilians” in Idlib. @thiqanewsagency added that the station was completely out of service and Al Souria News identified the station as the only water station serving the city of Idlib.

@IrfaaSawtak quoted local civil defense forces who said that a worker at the station was injured. Syrian Network for Human Rights also identified one of the employees of the water station as having been injured in the strikes.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the airstrikes damaged “the station’s structure and its perimeter fence, in addition to severely damaging the main pipeline used for pumping, and other essential equipment.” The source also confirmed that the station is in a residential area and is free of any “military presence and equipment”.

Zaman Al Wasl also reported that airstrikes hit a factory for the productions of foodstuffs west of the city in addition to the strikes on the water station.

The Director-General of the Drinking Water Corporation, Muhammad Jamal Diban, said to Fresh Syria: “The Al-Arashani drinking water station in the city was bombed yesterday by Russian aircraft and was out of service, so we worked on emergency solutions, which is to operate the old project.”Diban added that “the project provides the city with 3,500 cubic meters per day, in addition to operating stations and internal wells to reduce the burden on residents.” Diban explained, “At the level of work, we have removed the rubble, secured the necessary supplies and changed the damaged parts. As a quick and temporary solution, we seek to supply the city of Idlib with water until the Al-Arashani station is repaired, which [supplies water to] 350 to 400 thousand people.”

The majority of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the airstrikes to Russian warplanes. A tweet from @adlbhamam1985, a local journalist, identified two raids as being carried out on Al-Arashani.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (30) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @Najdat567)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Alleged Russian strikes on the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @omar_hajkadour)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @IrfaaSawtak)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @IrfaaSawtak)
  • Damage to the water tank at the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @faizaldoghim060)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by @mesara8901)
  • Russian warplanes launched dozens of air strikes since the early hours of the morning, targeting civilian properties and infrastructure in the Idlib region.
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Russian strikes surrounding Idlib on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to the Al-Arashani water station serving the city of Idlib caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on January 2, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4434

Incident date

January 3, 2022

Location

بين أرمناز و كفرتخاريم, between Armanaz and Kafr Takharim, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including a woman and up to three children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, a woman and her child were injured when Russian warplanes bombed two poultry farms on the outskirts of Kafr Takharim. The strikes also resulted in destruction of the farms and the death of a large number of births inside of them. White Helmet volunteers took the injured to the hospital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Russian forces executed three airstrikes on the poultry farm, which resulted in the injury of a family of five, including children.

@ZaitunAgency provided the toll of three children injured in the airstrikes and images posted by @anasanas84 at least three different children receiving treatment for their injuries. Al Araby added that their injuries were varying degrees of severity.

Al Araby News reported that the farmhouse that was hit by the airstrikes housed IDPs and is located on the road between the town of Armanaz and the city of Kafr Takharim near the Turkish-Syrian border.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia and @OrientNews identified explosive missiles as being used in the attack.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction to two poultry farms caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Video || The moment Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of Armanaz town in the northwestern Idlib countryside
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @jamlyyyyy_)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian airstrikes near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm near Kafr Takharim on January 3, 2022. (Image posted by @hasanalessa82)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]