Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4211

Incident date

February 14, 2020

Location

الشيخ عقيل, Al Sheikh Akil, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, civilians were killed when Russian or Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Al Sheikh Akil on February 14th 2020, as well as other areas close by incluing the villages of Tamura and Bashmara in the western countryside of Aleppo, Syria. It is not clear how many civilians were allegedly killed.

The Shaam News Network reported: “The Russian and Assadian air forces launched air strikes targeting the towns of rural Aleppo, which led to the fall of five martyrs in the town of Ma’arat al-Atareb and two martyrs in the city of Atarib, and civilian casualties in each of Darat Azza, al-Tamurah, Bashmara, Sheikh Aqil and the vicinity of Greater Urm.”

Etilaf also reported an unspecified number of wounded civilians in Al Sheikh Akil, and blamed Russian and the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

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
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]