Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4066

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

بلدة الجينة, Al Jeneh , Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians including a child were reported killed, and up to nine others also including a child were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo’s western countryside on January 20th, 2020 according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said the victims belong to the same family: “Two civilians from the same family, including a child, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Jeneh village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 20.”

Macro Media Center said the airstrikes on Al Jeneh hit a mosque, a medical center and civilians’ houses.

SMART Agency reported that “On Monday, January 20th, 2020, Russian warplanes launched missile attacks on the village of Al-Jeneh, west of Aleppo, in northern Syria, killing and injuring civilians.”

SMART Agency also said that the targeting of Al Jeneh village caused a displacement movement towards Northern Syria, as the bombing destroyed an entire neighborhood.

Macro Media Center, SMART Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia for this incident, while the Syrian Civil Defense pointed to the Syrian regime as responsible.

The incident occurred around midday.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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    "The first moments of shelling and an ambulance for an old lady from her home in Al-Jeneh village that was bombed this afternoon - Video"
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 caused destruction and damage to civilian buildings. (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]