Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4218

Incident date

February 17, 2020

Location

الاتارب, Al Atarib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Atarib on February 12 2020, local media reported.

According to the White Helmets, “one person was injured as a result of aerial bombing by two Russian warplanes in the city of Atarib, west of Aleppo. Our teams worked to check the area and provide help for the injured person.”

syria.liveuamap reported: “One person was injured as a result of a Russian air strike on the city of Atareb”.

A tweet from @ShahbaPress reported that “civilian casualties” from highly destructive missiles but did not specify how many civilians were injured.

All of the local sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia. @our_syria mentioned that vacuum missiles were used in the attack.

The incident occured at 1:24 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Atarib, Feb 178th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Atarib, Feb 178th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Atarib, Feb 178th (via White Helmets)
  • Images of the airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of Al Atarib on February 17th, 2020, causing material damage. (via SCD)
  • Images of the airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of Al Atarib on February 17th, 2020, causing material damage. (via SCD)
  • Images of the airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of Al Atarib on February 17th, 2020, causing material damage. (via SCD)
  • Images of the airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of Al Atarib on February 17th, 2020, causing material damage. (via SCD)
  • The effects of destruction in the city of Atarib, west of Aleppo, as a result of the alleged Russian bombing of the city. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the alleged Russian aerial bombardment on the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo, after midnight. (Image posted by @alatareb2018)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the alleged Russian aerial bombardment on the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo, after midnight. (Image posted by @alatareb2018)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the alleged Russian aerial bombardment on the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo, after midnight. (Image posted by @alatareb2018)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the alleged Russian aerial bombardment on the city of Atarib in the western countryside of Aleppo, after midnight. (Image posted by @alatareb2018)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]