Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4056

Incident date

January 16, 2020

Location

قرية الزربة, Zorba village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that at least two civilians were injured when Russian forces targeted  Al Zorba village in southern Aleppo with airstrikes or artillery on January 16th, 2020.

Step Agency said the attacks caused a displacement, and that the airstrikes coincided with rockets and artillery attacks.

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
    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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Zurba town in Aleppo on January 16th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defense searching for survivors after an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Zurba town in Aleppo on January 16th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Zurba town in Aleppo on January 16th, 2020 (via MMC).

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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 and/or Artillery
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]