Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4060

Incident date

January 17, 2020

Location

القاسمية, Al Qasimiya, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One female child was reported injured when airstrikes with vacuum missiles targeted a residential area in Al Qasimiya village in Aleppo’s western countryside, on January 17th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported on the incident stating: “A residential gathering in the village of Al-Qasimia, west of Aleppo, was targeted this evening, Friday, by air strikes from warplanes, which led to the outbreak of fires in civilian homes.” and mentioned that the fire was extinguished by the Civil defence teams.

MMC and local sources alleged that a child was injured due to the alleged airstrike.

Sources published conflicting statements concerning the attacker, as STEP suspected the Syrian armed forces to be the attacker, Aleppo0 stated that the Russian armed forces and Syrian armed forces carried out the attack. Furthermore, other sources e.g. Halabtoday did not mention the suspected attacker when reporting on the incident.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of airstrikes that taregeted Al Qasimiya in Aleppo countryside on January 17th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • SCD volunteers responding to results of an airstrike on Al Qasimiya in Aleppo countryside, on January 17th, 2020 (via SCD)
  • Airstrikes on Al Qasimiya in Aleppo countryside on January 17th 2020 caused the outbreak of fire in civilians' houses (via SCD)
  • Airstrikes on Al Qasimiya in Aleppo countryside on January 17th 2020 caused the outbreak of fire in civilians' houses (via SCD)

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
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]