Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4184

Incident date

February 9, 2020

Location

الشيخ علي, Al Sheikh Ali, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians were reportedly killed and an unknown number of civilians were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes near the village of Sheikh Ali, Aleppo governorate, on February 9th, 2020, according to local sources.

Step Agency reported that “two people were killed and a number of civilians were wounded, as a result of airstrikes by Russian warplanes in the vicinity of Sheikh Ali village in the countryside of Aleppo’. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported two civilian deaths as the result of Russian airstrikes.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Shaam News Network, however, reported three civilian casualties, blaming both Russia and the Syrian regime. SN4HR mentioned that barrels were used in the bombing.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    SCD volunteers responding after alleged Russian or Syrian regime targeted with airstrikes on Al Sheikh Ali in Aleppo on February 9th 2020 (via SNHR)

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
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]