Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4092

Incident date

January 22, 2020

Location

القلعجية, Al Qal’ajiya,, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of one child and the injury of his brother in an alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Qal’ajiya.

According to Shahba Press, “A civilian youth was martyred and his brother was injured as a result of air strikes on the village of Al Qal’ajiya in the southern countryside of Aleppo, Thursday morning.”

Justice Organisation named the victims as Muhammad Eid Nour, aged 14, who was killed, and his brother, Abd al-Hakim, who was wounded.

@abuhuzaifa published distressing footage showing the children’s mother “collecting the parts of her child that were scattered and holding each piece in her hand.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Translation: "Civil Defense: A civilian youth was martyred and his brother was injured as a result of air strikes on the village of Al Qal’ajiya in the southern countryside of Aleppo #, Thursday morning."
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    The body of a civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
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    The body of a civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
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    Distressing: a mother collects body parts from her child, following his death in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal’ajiya, Jann 22nd.
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

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

Sources (5) [ collapse]