Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4216a

Incident date

February 15, 2020

Location

سرمدا, Sarmada, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was allegedly killed and other injured by a Syrian regime or Russian shelling on the Sarmada IDP camps in Idlib.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “Syrian regime forces’ artillery fired shells on al Muthanna IDPs Camp, located in east of Sarmada city in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate, killing the displaced Yaser Khaled al Shehadah al Ma’mou, and severely damaging a number of tents, on February 15, 2020.”

Step News Agency wrote: “Noureddine Mohamed, a reporter of the ‘Step News Agency’ in Idlib and its countryside, said that a civilian was killed and 3 others were wounded by the displaced people of Umm Al-Khalakhil village in the eastern Idlib countryside, due to artillery shelling by the Syrian regime forces on the Muthanna camp in the vicinity of Sarmada.”

Smart News reported the same casualty toll and said the injuries were minor.

Enab Baladi attributed the attack to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yaser Khaled al Shehadah al Ma’mou Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damaged tent in an IDP camp near Saramada after alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling on February 15th, 2020 (via MMC)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]