Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4258

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

عدوان, Adwan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and at least one man and woman were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on a school housing displaced people in the village of Adwan, western Idlib countryside, on March 2nd, 2020, according to local sources.

Step News Agency reported that Russian raids targeted camps for displaced people in the village of Adwan, killing one civilian and wounding an unknown number of others. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Adwan  Secondary School was targeted.

A spokesperson for the Syrian Civil Defence in the Sahel Al Rouj region reported that “during the night, Russian warplanes bombed a school inhabited by displaced people in the village of Adwan (19 km southwest of Idlib), which resulted in the wounding of a woman and a man who were treated by the civil defence teams and brought to the Darkush village hospital.”

Shaam News Agency reported that “Russian and Assad’s warplanes launched airstrikes in the midst of artillery and missile shelling” targeting several cities and towns in Idlib governorate, among which a camp for displaced people in Adwan village.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (4) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]