Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4207

Incident date

February 14, 2020

Location

معارة الاتارب, Ma`art Al Atareb, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between three and eight civilians including up to five children and a woman died and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strikes on Ma`art Al Atareb, according to local media.

The lowest death toll was given by the White Helmets, who said that two children and a man died and three more civilians were wounded in artillery shelling by the regime.

The Step News Agency also blamed the regime but put the death toll at five.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Three civilians, including two children, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Ma’aret al Atareb village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on February 14, 2020.”

Smart blamed both Russian and regime “air and artillery shelling”.

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
    3 – 8
  • (2–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged regime shelling on Ma`art Al Atareb, Feb 14th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged regime shelling on Ma`art Al Atareb, Feb 14th (via White Helmets)

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
    3 – 8
  • (2–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]