Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4146

Incident date

February 2, 2020

Location

أورم الكبرى, Urma Al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported killed and up to ten injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town Urma Al Kubra, Aleppo. SN4HR reported three named civilians who were killed in an attack by “fixed wing warplanes” which they “believed were Russian” an additional three sources cited Russia as culprit.

All other sources mentioned “warplanes”, “warplane shelling” or “airstrikes”. SCD Aleppo said the strikes “targeted a housing association” and The White Helmets inspected the location in the aftermath. Photographs show significant material damage to vehicles and buildings in addition to the loss of life.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Significant material destruction to buildings in Urma Al Kubra following alleged Russian strikes on February 2nd (via @ShahbaPress)
  • A building completely destroyed in Urma Al Kubra following suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via MMC)
  • Photograph reveals serious material destruction in Urma Al Kubra following suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via MMC)
  • Local people in the destroyed streets of Urma Al Kubra after suspected Russian airstrikes on February 2nd (via MMC)
  • A member of The White Helmets surveys the location of alleged Russian airstrike on Urma Al Kubra, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)
  • The White Helmets at the scene in Urma Al Kubra in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Urma Al Kubra, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)
  • A member of the White Helmets makes their way down a street in Urma Al Kubra after suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (vis SCDAleppo)
  • A street in Urma al Kubra following the alleged Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)
  • A White Helmet amongst the rubble in Urma Al Kubra after suspected Russian airstrike, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Significant material destruction to buildings in Urma Al Kubra after suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)
  • A White Helmet at the scene in Urma Al Kubra following suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)
  • A car destroyed and covered in dust following suspected Russian airstrikes on Urma Al Kubra, February 2nd (via SCDAleppo)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]