Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3953

Incident date

November 23, 2019

Location

قرية الصافي, al-Safi village, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three women from the same family and a child were reported killed, and a man injured when their vehicle was hit by a Russian armored military vehicle in Al Safi village in Manbej, Aleppo governorate in Syria, on November 23rd 2019 according to local sources.

According to the Step News Agency, “A Russian armoured military vehicle collided with a civilian car near the city of Manbij, east of Aleppo, killing 3 women and a girl and seriously injuring another civilian.”

Local sources said the women are from ‘Alkolal’ family, originally from Al Hodhod village north of Manbej, and that they were going to pay condolences in a neighboring village when the incident happened. Local sources said that the Russian vehicle continued and didn’t stop after the incident what caused outrage among civilians.

Jorf said that the driver of the civilian vehicle was injured, along with his son.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The remains of a civilian car following an alleged collision with a Russian military vehicle in al-Safi village, Manbij, Nov 23rd (via Step)
  • The remains of a civilian car following an alleged collision with a Russian military vehicle in al-Safi village, Manbij, Nov 23rd (via Step)
  • The civilian vehicle after collision with the Russian armored vehicle (via Shaam)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]