Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4099

Incident date

January 23, 2020

Location

ارنبة, Arinba, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A mother and her two children were killed and another child was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that it had “documented the death of three civilians of the same family (a boy, a girl and a woman) as a result of airstrikes carried out this morning by Russian jets” on the village, which is located in Jabal Al Zawiya. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the incident targeted Al Gharbi neighbourhood in the village.

According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the Russian strikes targeted a residential neighbourhood in the village around midnight. Macro Media Center and Step News, however, reported that the incident occurred at dawn. Step News added that the family was sleeping when the incident occured.

Shaam News Network reported that the strikes hit the house of the family, killing the mother and two of her children, and injuring the rest of the family.

The incident occured between 12:00 am and 6:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers looking for victims and survivors underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Arinba on January 23rd, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Arinba on January 23rd, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers looking for victims and survivors underneath the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Arinba on January 23rd, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Damaged house after alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damaged house after alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Arinba, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via EMC).

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]