Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4154

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

جمعية الرحال, Jam’iyet Al Rahhal, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to nine civilians from one family died in a contested airstrike event on Jam’iyet Al Rahhal, Aleppo. The lowest number of civilians reported killed was six however more than two sources cited nine people from the same family killed in the attack. Three children and three women were reportedly killed. Of the sources cited, six blamed Russia for the incident whilst four cited the Syrian Regime as culprit.

According to multiple reports the family killed were displaced persons travelling by bus to a place called the “Al Rahal Society” in order to “escape the bombing”. @Idlibplus said the Russian warplanes “chased” the bus which the family were travelling in. The suspected airstrike struck the bus and killed all people travelling inside –  apart from one child who suffered significant injuries.

A tweet by @Mamoun_sy reported “this child lost all of her family by Russian air strikes on a bus that was carrying them to a safer place .. but there is no safety for Syrians except in the sky ..” in regards to the child who survived the attack.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A little girl badly injured following a suspected Russian or Syria Regime strike on a bus in Jam’iyet Al Rahhal, February 3rd (via @Mamoun_sy )
  • A man holds a dead child in his arms, the impact of suspected Russian or Regime airstrikes on Jam’iyet Al Rahhal, February 3rd (via shahbapress)
  • Russian or Regime strikes reportedly hit a bus carrying nine civilians on February 3rd (via shahbabpress)
  • The White Helmets at the scene in Jam’iyet Al Rahhal following an alleged Russian or Regime airstrike, February 3rd (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Locals at the scene in Jam'iyet al Rahhal, February 3rd (via SCD Aleppo)

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
    6 – 9
  • (3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]