Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4227

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

بسامس, Bsames, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Bsames, Idlib governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to local sources.

SMART News Agency reported that activists stated that civilians were wounded as the result of Russians airstrike on the village of Bsames.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes amid artillery strikes that targeted several cities, towns and villages, among which Bsames. Shaam also was not able to specify how many civilians were injured.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (2) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]