Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4054

Incident date

January 15, 2020

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer was wounded and an unknown number of people were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Bara, Idlib governorate, in the evening of January 15th, 2020, according to local sources.

Justice Organisation wrote on Facebook that “a Syrian Civil Defense volunteer, Ismail Al Hamada, was wounded, while he was responding to an inspection of the regime’s warplane shelling locations in the town of Al Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib, on Wednesday evening”.

Shaam News Network reported “many wounded” as the result of airstrikes by “Russian and Asad warplanes and helicopters”.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Ismail al-Hamada Adult male wounded when working on scene of previous shelling injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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
    1–5
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]