Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4122

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

الزربة, Al Zorba, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly injured in a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Al Zorba.

Smart News wrote: “A civil defense volunteer was wounded on Monday by the bombing of Russian warplanes on the town and villages of Aleppo Governorate, northern Syria.

‘Aleppo Gate’, one of the projects of the Smart Foundation, quoted local sources as saying that a civil defense volunteer was injured as a result of the bombing of Russian warplanes on the town of Zurba.”

Syria Civil Dfense said: “The volunteer, Muhammad Al-Khatib, from the Civil Defense Center in Al-Zorba, was wounded as a result of an air strike targeting the town, wounding him with shrapnel while he was on his way to work.”

Shaam News said that both Russian and Syrian regime planes bombed the area on that day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhammad Al-Khatib Adult injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Airstrike on Al Zorba on January 27th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Muhammad Al-Khatib being picked up by an ambulance after an airstrike on Al Zorba on January 27th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Muhammad Al-Khatib allegedly injured by an airstrike on Al Zorba on January 27th, 2020 (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]