Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4217

Incident date

February 16, 2020

Location

باترون,, Batron, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and up to 10 others were wounded in alleged Russian air or artillery strikes on Batron, according to sources on the ground.

The Smart news agency reported: A civilian was killed and others injured on Saturday night-Sunday, as a result of aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes on a village west of Aleppo, northern Syria.

The civil defense director of media, with the same nickname ‘Ibrahim Abu Al-Laith’ told Smart that a civilian was killed and ten others were wounded as a result of raids from Russian warplanes on the village of Batron, west of Aleppo.”

The Shaam News Network added: “Russian warplanes launched intense air strikes amid artillery and missile strikes, which resulted in the martyr and a number of wounded in Batron.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]