Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4077

Incident date

January 21, 2020

Location

شنطرة, Bshantra, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one child was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bashnarta, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020, according to local sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that a russian raid targeted the village at 12:42 PM, injuring the child Khaled Al Raslan. The Syrian Civil Defence in Aleppo stated that “a child, Muhammad Raslan, was injured when an air strike was targeted in Bashnartah village in the western countryside of Aleppo”. As all sources only reported one child being injured, it is unclear if these are two different victims, or if these sources reported on the same boy.

SCD Aleppo furthermore posted photos of the damage of an industrial facility.

The incident occured at approximately 12:42 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Damaged building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Destroyed building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Damage in an industrial facility after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • SCD Aleppo documented the destruction of an industrial facility after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • SCD volunteer photographed by another SCD volunteer in the damaged industrial facility after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Damage after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A building reportedly damaged in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bshantra, Aleppo governorate, on January 21st, 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]