Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4234

Incident date

February 23, 2020

Location

أبديتا, Abdita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the town of Abdita, Idlib governorate, on February 23rd, 2020, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian and Syrian forces launched airstrikes amid artillery shelling that targeted several cities, towns, and villages in Idlib governorate. In Abdita, one civilian casualty was reported.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Mar’i Ahmad al Asa’ad was killed as Syrian regime forces’ artillery fired shells on Abdita village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on February 23rd.”

SMART News Agency reported that, according to a Syrian Civil Defence, spokesperson, the civilian was killed as the result of artillery shelling by the Syrian regime.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ 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 and/or 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]