Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4027

Incident date

December 20, 2019

Location

كوسنيا, Kosniya, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians, including a woman, were reportedly injured in an alleged Russian  or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Kosniya in Aleppo governorate on December 20th, 2019, according to local sources.

Whereas SMART News Agency reported three wounded, including a woman, the Syrian Civil Defence reported that two civilians were injured. SMART reported that Syrian Civil Defence teams took the wounded civilians to Saraqib hospital for treatment. Reports furthermore mentioned damage to civilian property.

Whereas SMART blamed Russian forces for the airstrike, SCD wrote on Facebook that Syrian regime planes raided the village four times.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Injured civilians after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD Aleppo on Facebook).
  • Injured civilian after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Kosniya on December 20th, 2019 (via SCD Aleppo).

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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]