Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4157

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

جمعية الارمن في بلدة بالا, Jam’iyet Al Arman area, Bala, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman and two children were reportedly killed and an unknown number of civilians was wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Jam’iyet Al Arman area in the town of Bala, Aleppo governorate, on February 3rd, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Aleppo reported that Mrs. Zahra Yahya Al-Hassan (35) was killed “as a result of an aerial bombardment with three strikes targeting the Armenian Residential Association.” The Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that the woman was displaced from Al Zallaqyiat village, Hama.

Shaam News Network reported that in addition to one woman, two children were killed. Shabha Press reported that, in addition, civilians were wounded, but did not specify the number.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers reportedly recovering the body of Zahra Yahya Al-Hassan (35) after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • The site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers reportedly recovering the body of Zahra Yahya Al-Hassan (35) after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers reportedly recovering the body of Zahra Yahya Al-Hassan (35) after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers standing by the body of Zahra Yahya Al-Hassan (35), killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Bala on February 3rd, 2020 (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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]