Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4180

Incident date

February 6, 2020

Location

الكورنيش الشرقي, Al Kournish Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three paramedics were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on an ambulance passing near Qmainas crossing road in Al Kurneish Al Sharqi area in the eastern outskirts of Idlib city on February 6th, 2020, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on an ambulance of Idlib Emergency System affiliated with “Free” Idlib Health directorate while it was passing near Qmainas crossing road in al Kurneish al Sharqi area in the eastern outskirts of Idlib city, killing three paramedics and burning the ambulance. As a result, the ambulance went out of service, on February 6.”

SN4HR identified the killed paramedics as Abdul Rahman Majed Helal, Obaidah Khaled Helal and Muhammad Raed Haj Asaad.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Paramedics Abdul Rahman Majed Helal, Obaidah Khaled Helal and Muhammad Raed Haj Asaad were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on an ambulance in Al Kournish Al Sharqi area, eastern suburbs of Idlib city, on February 6th, 2020 (via SNHR).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]