Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4192

Incident date

February 11, 2020

Location

حي الصناعة, Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 16 civilians, including seven children, were killed and 33 civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighbourhood of Idlib city on February 11th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib reported that “12 people were killed and 33 others injured so far, by air raids that targeted the city centre and the industrial zone”. The SCD reported the strikes were carried out by the Syrian regime. SMART News reported that an administrator in Clinics hospital in Idlib city stated that “the regime’s warplanes launched raids on Jala’ Street and the industrial zone in the city, killing 16 civilians, including seven children, and wounding 33 others, including women and children.”

Initial civilian harm tolls reported between seven and twelve killed civilians and between 22 and 24 wounded. @ShahbaPress blamed Russian forces for the airstrike. According to Shaam News Network, who blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime, areas where clashes were occurring and civilian homes were targeted. Edlib Media Center reported that the market area was also struck.

Edlib Media Center wrote that the airstrikes occured after a Syrian regime helicopter was shot down in Idlib countryside, killing three pilots.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 16
  • (7 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22–33
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer helping wounded into ambulance after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers and civilians carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Car among rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Street in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Inside a damaged house after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians making their way through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Inside a damaged house after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Destroyed buildings after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
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    Man sitting by the body of another man after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers, a paramdic and civilian talking in front of an ambulance after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying an injured man after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers and a civilian carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Vehicles that caught fire after Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
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    Syrian Civil Defence volunteers on the site after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Civilians walking through the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Women walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Civilians walking in the streets after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damaged verhicle after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Ciivlians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Survivors in the aftermath of alleged Rusisan or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Bodies of victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Man mourning one of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Woman mourning one of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Bodies of victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).

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
    12 – 16
  • (7 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22–33
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]