Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4118

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

شنان, Shannan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes and artillery missiles on Shannan in Idlib, Syria on January 27th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “Wael al Jisr and Mustafa al Deeb were killed as fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Shnan village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 27th.”

Shaam Network reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces used artillery and missile shelling on different areas of Idlib on that day. “Russian and Asadian air forces launched dozens of air strikes in the midst of artillery and missile shelling in the areas of clashes, cities, towns, villages, Maarat al-Numan, Sarqib, Kafrnbel, Jericho, Maarat Harima, Benin, Sarjat Maarzita, Mardikh, Hass, Ahsam, Tarnabah, Aafs, Kafr Fatekh, Shanan, Kafarma, Khan al-Sabil, Dadaekh, Marbessah, Dair Shanbut, Sirnakb, 2 martyrs In the town of Shannan

Also, SMART Agency reported from local sources “that two civilians were killed as a result of missile strikes by Russian warplanes on the village of Shanan in the Ariha region of the southern countryside.”

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

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