Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4245

Incident date

February 26, 2020

Location

أرنبة, Arinba, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three or four civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on a vehicle carrying displaced civilians near the village of Arinba on February 26th, 2020, according to local sources. Others were reportedly wounded.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian airstrikes targeted the vehicle, “leaving four civilians, including women and children, dead and others injured”. Shaam added that Civil Defence teams were able to reach the victims despite difficulty due to road monitoring and continuous targeting.

Shabha Press reported that “three civilians, including a woman, were killed and others wounded as a result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the village of Arinba in the southern Idlib countryside”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]