Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4102

Incident date

January 23, 2020

Location

بلدات متعددة, several towns, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were wounded in alleged Russian and Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on several cities and towns in Aleppo governorate on January 23rd, 2020, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that the Kafar Hamra, Khan Al Asal, Khalsa, Khan Toman, Al Zorba, Zaitan, Al Hamira, Shwayneh, Lirmoun, Kafar Dael, and Al Qalagiya were targeted by Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes.

Step Agency reported that “the town of Kafarnaha, the town of Kafardael, and the Al Rashideen area were subjected to several airstrikes loaded with vacuum missiles by Russian warplanes, while the Syrian opposition forces targeted the positions of the Syrian regime forces in the neighbourhood of Zahraa with artillery shells in the western countryside of Aleppo and in the northern countryside, the Lirmoun region and the villages and towns of Shuwihaina. The Lirmoun and Kafr Hamra were bombed with barrel bombs and airstrikes from the Syrian regime’s helicopters and Russian warplanes”.

Step further wrote that Russian warplanes conducted airstrikes and shelling with explosive barrels in the towns of Khalsa, Khan Tuman, Hamira and Zaitan.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]