Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4041

Incident date

December 30, 2019

Location

قرية الشيخ أحمد, Sheikh Ahmed village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between four and five civilians, including an elderly woman and a child, were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Sheikh Ahmed, Aleppo countryside, on December 30th, 2019, according to local sources.

Step News Agency reported: “Today, Monday [Dec 30th], Russian warplanes launched a number of airstrikes on civilian homes in Sheikh Ahmed village, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, wounding four people, including a woman.”

The White Helmets and @ShahbaPress later reported that two women were injured.

The Smart News Agency reported that eyewitnesses told them that “the civil defence teams had treated two women, a child and a wounded youth to the city hospital of Saraqib in Idlib, as a result of the Sheikh Ahmed village, south of Aleppo city, being attacked by Russian warplanes”. The White Helmets furthermore reported major damage to civilian homes and property.

Macro Media Center reported five wounded.

All sources reported Russia as the belligerent, except for the White Helmets, who reported that the airstrikes were launched by the Syrian regime.

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
    4–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).

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
    4–5
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]