Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4170

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian child was killed and other civilians wounded in a suspected Russian or Syrian Regime airstrike on Taftanaz, Idlib.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “The girl Aalaa Alaa Rahhal was killed as Syrian regime forces’ helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Taftanaz town in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on February 5th, 2020.”

@shahbapress said “Russian occupation planes” were responsible for the attack. Edlib Media Center mentioned “helicopter gunship with barrel bombs”. Shaam News Network said both Russia and the Regime were responsible, however they consilidated the report into a larger report of strikes across the region.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]