Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4103

Incident date

January 23, 2020

Location

دار عزة, Dar Ezza, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Six children and a man were reported injured as a result of the explosion of a cluster bomb remnant of an alleged previous Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Dar Ezza in Aleppo, Syria, on January 23rd 2020.

SMART said: “Six children and a young man were injured Thursday, as a result of the explosion of the remnants of a cluster bomb from the remnants of a previous bombing by the Syrian regime forces on the city of Dar Ezza (25 km west of Aleppo) in northern Syria.”  The Syrian Civil Defense said that two of the children are in a serious condition.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the injured civilians and their ages are:  Mustafa Ahmed Aeg, aged 5, Ali Ahmed Ahmed Aeg, aged 10, Bashir Mustafa Aeg,  aged 18, Hassan Moustafa Aeg, aged 9, Abdullah Alaa Saleh, aged 7, Nasrallah Bashir Homs, aged 12 years and Walid Khaled Shahama, aged 13.

SMART also quoted Syrian Civil Defense Post to note that the 18-year-old man and three of the children have the same family name, but their relationship is not known yet.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (4) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]