Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4148

Incident date

February 2, 2020

Location

الباب, Al Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and six civilians were reportedly wounded in suspected Russian airstrikes on Al Bab, east of Aleppo.

The strikes took place during the night, according to multiple sources including Step Agency. The same source reported “none of the injured are in a critical condition”  and the strike “directly targeted the Sheikh Dushal mosque which is adjacent to Al-Hal market”.

Fires  followed the alleged strikes, according to the White Helmets. The source provided a series of photographs of The White Helmets amongst the flames.

According to the White Helmets, this was the “first time Al Bab was attacked by Syrian-Russian alliance” since February 2017 when the area was “controlled by the Syrian National Army”.

No civilians were reported killed in the strike.

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Al Bab ablaze following suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • A burnt out building in Al Bab, the impact of suspected Russian strikes, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Fire and material destruction in Al Bab, the impact of suspected Russian strikes, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • The White Helmets team at the scene in Al Bab after suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • The White Helmets team at the scene in Al Bab after suspected Russian airstrikes, February 2nd (via SCD Aleppo)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]