Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4135

Incident date

January 28, 2020

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian male was wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on Al Bara.

Ariha Today reported:

“At 10:52, a regime warplane targetied the area around the town of Al-Bara. At 11:18, a helicopter raid targeted the Al-Bara town, targeting a bakery and a mosque in the town, wounding a civilian man.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on al Bara Bakery in al Bara village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially destroying its building and damaging its equipment, on January 28.”

While two of the three sources clearly blamed the regime, @allaith12345 noted the “insane bombardment from from Russian criminality and the gang of Bashar”. The source tweeted a video showing the aftermath of the strikes.

 

The incident occured between 10:52 am and 11:18 am local time.

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 (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of regime or Russian strikes on Al Bara, Jan 28th.
  • 'Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on al Bara Bakery in al Bara village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially destroying its building and damaging its equipment, on January 28.' (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
    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]