Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4171

Incident date

February 6, 2020

Location

اورم الكبرى, Urm Al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including a woman were reported killed as a result of Russian forces airstrikes or Syrian regime artillery strikes on Urm Al Kubra in Aleppo, Syria on February 6th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “Four civilians were killed in Orem Al-Kubra, west of Aleppo, as a result of targeting the main road of the town with artillery shells from the regime forces today, February 6, 2020.”, and SMART Agency reported that “the regime forces stationed in the ‘Military Academy’ targeted the largest village of Urm Al Kubra, west of Aleppo, with more than 30 artillery shells, killing four civilians and causing extensive damage to property.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights mentioned that “at least four civilians were killed as Syrian regime forces’ artillery fired shells on Kafr Joum crossing road in the outskirts of Urm al Kubra village in the westerns suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on February 6th.”

From their side, Shaam Network reported that “Russian and Assad warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes, accompanied by fierce artillery and missile shelling that targeted the areas of clashes, cities, towns, villages of Azaz, Huritan, Kafr Hamrah, Andan, Maarat Al-Ateeq, Kafr Alepp, Greater Awarm, Babis, Kafr Basin, Kafr Dael, Al-Rashideen Association, Khan Al-Asal, and Bashnata, which resulted in the fall of 4 martyrs in Urm Al Kubra. “

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers recovering bodies after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime on Urm Al Kubra in Aleppo, Syria on February 6th, 2020 (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers recovering bodies after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime on Urm Al Kubra in Aleppo, Syria on February 6th, 2020 (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteers recovering bodies after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime on Urm Al Kubra in Aleppo, Syria on February 6th, 2020 (via SCD)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]