Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4062

Incident date

January 18, 2020

Location

ريف المهندسين, Al Muhandiseen countryside, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and two children and two women were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo’s western countryside, Syria on January 18th, 2020. Macro Media Center reported that vacuum missiles were used in the attack.

Abdul Rahman Hilal Al-Halabi, aged 23, was killed in the attack, and his body was recovered by the Syrian Civil Defense volunteers from under the debris of his house. Justice Organization said that the victim was a student registered with the ‘Mustafa Koja High School’ in Aleppo countryside.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported saying “Abdou Helal al Halabi, a college student at the faculty of Medicine, from Ram Hamdan village in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, aged 23, was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on countryside of  al Muhandiseen al Awwal area in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 18th, 2020.”

The Syrian Civil Defense said that Abdu’s mother was also injured in this incident. A post from the Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo updated the casualties of the airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen reporting that two children and two women also got injured.

Sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes, including Justice Organization, Step Agency, SMART Agency and Macro Media Center.

Activists told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that Russian warplanes carried out 21 raids since morning on areas in the western countryside of Aleppo, targeting places in Kafr Naha, firs rural Al-Muhandiseen, Shamiko, Al-Zerbah, Al-Mansurah and Kafr Jum.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers inspecting damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen Al Awal in Aleppo countryside, on January 18th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers helping a child after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen Al Awal in Aleppo countryside, on January 18th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers inspecting damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen Al Awal in Aleppo countryside, on January 18th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers inspecting damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen Al Awal in Aleppo countryside, on January 18th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers inspecting damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandeseen Al Awal in Aleppo countryside, on January 18th 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]