Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4111

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

بزابور, Bazabour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including a woman and her husband were reported killed in Bazabour in Idlib, Syria on January 26th 2020, as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Syrian regime killed a man & his wife in Bazabour village in Idlib: Majed Nour al Din Abdullah and his wife Amenah al Hassoun, were killed on January 26th, 2020, as Syrian regime forces’ helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Bazabour village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate where one barrel bomb fell on their house in the village, while the Civil Defense team were evacuating them from the house to safer area.”

Also Shaam said that Russian and Syrian regime warplanes and helicopters launched “dozens of airstrikes” targeting different areas of Idlib including Bazabour causing the death of the man and his wife.

SyrianCoalition said the strike occured in the morning but Local Coordination Committees of Syria put the time stamp at 22:31.

The incident occured at 10:31 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Majed Nour al Din Abdullah, allegedly killed by an airstrike on Bazabour on January 26th, 2020 (via SN4HR)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Bazabour on January 26th, 2020 (via SN4HR)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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]