Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4124

Incident date

January 27–28, 2020

Location

في الطريق إلى سرجة, on the way to Sarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One member of the Syrian Civil Defense was reported dead and two more injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “Othman al Othman, a member of Civil Defense Bazabour center, from Nahla village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, was killed and two other members were injured as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles near Civil Defense teams in Sarja village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, while they were heading to evacuate the injured of previous bombing by fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian, on January 27.”

Smart News wrote: “A volunteer was killed and two civil defense forces were wounded Monday night – Tuesday, as a result of aerial bombardments by the Syrian regime forces on the southern countryside of Idlib governorate, northern Syria.

A civil defense source told ‘SMART’ that a volunteer killed and wounded two others as a result of the regime’s warplanes shelling Sarjeh village and its surroundings.”

The Syria Civil Defense also confirmed his death on its Facebook page.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Othman al Othman, allegedly killed by an airstrike near Sarja on January 28th, 2020 (via SN4HR)
  • Othman al Othman, allegedly killed by an airstrike near Sarja on January 28th, 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]