Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4119

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

مرديخ, Mardikh, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that Russian forces killed a woman and her daughter in Mardikh village in Idlib, Syria on January 27th, 2020.

SN4HR reported: Mrs. Fteim Mahmoud a Shbib was killed along with her girl as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Mardikh village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 27th.”

Shaam Network said that Russian and Syrian regime forces launched dozens of airstrikes on January 27th in the midst of artillery and missile shelling on this area and other areas of Idlib on that day.

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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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]