Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4263

Incident date

June 8, 2020

Location

الموزرة , Al-Muzarra, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians including a child were reported killed and four others including a woman injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al Zawiya,Idlib, Syria on June 8th, 2020. One of the victims was identified as Hussein Ali Al-Abdo (or Al Abboud), aged 32 and Mustafa Abdul Ra’ouf al Hamshou, a child.

@IdlibPlus said “Two civilians were killed and three others including a woman were wounded this afternoon, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting with three air strikes civilian homes in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya.”

Edlib Media Center reported ” Russian fighters launched several air strikes with explosive missiles this afternoon on the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, killing two civilians and wounding three others, according to the statistics of the civil defense teams.”

SMART Agency reported that “two civilians were killed and three others wounded on Monday, as a result of aerial bombardments by Russian warplanes on the towns and villages of Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, northern Syria. A private medical source told SMART that Russian warplanes bombed the village of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, which led to the death of Hussein Ali Al-Abdo (32 years), from Deir Sunbul, north of Hama, and another child from Hamsho family. The source added, that three other brothers were slightly injured, after which they were transferred to Idlib Hospitals for treatment.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Mustafa Abdul Raouf al Hamshou and Hussein Ali al Abboud were killed when fixed-wing warplanes which we believe were Russian fired missiles that landed in the vicinity of al Mozara village in Jabal al Zaweya in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate on June 8th, 2020.”

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded, including a woman, this afternoon, as a result of Russian warplanes targeting three air strikes, targeting civilian homes in the town of Al-Mozarah in Jabal Al-Zawiya."
  • "The death of two civilians and the injury of three others, including a woman, this afternoon Monday, June 8th, as a result of the bombing by Russian warplanes with three air strikes, the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, while a civilian was wounded by a missile strike targeting the town of Kastoun, west of Hama.
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged three Russian air strikes on the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, June 8th, 2020. (via SCD)
  • Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged three Russian air strikes on the homes of civilians in the town of Al-Muzarra in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, June 8th, 2020. (via @IdlibPlus).

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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]