Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4087

Incident date

January 21, 2020

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz on January 21, 2020.

Shahba Press reported: “Civilians were injured after raids by Russian occupation planes on the southern city of Maarat al-Numan in the southern Idlib countryside and the town of Taftanaz in the northern countryside”. No other sources reported on civilian casualties.

A tweet from @39VaLuhjC4NzLAm reported that “warplanes target, with several raids, headquarters and weapons stores in the former Taftanaz airport, which is controlled by the Al-Nusra terrorist organization”.

@Sentry_Syria identified Russian warplanes flying over Taftanaz at 4:45 and at 11:45.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]