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.

Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) said also the airstrikes caused the outbreak of fire in civilians’ houses, where SCD volunteers helped to extinguish.

While some sources didn’t blame a certain belligerent for the airstrikes, Step Agency, Syrian Civil Defense and Macro Media Center blamed the Syrian regime.

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, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ 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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]