Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4286

Incident date

October 26, 2020

Location

منطقة الدويله في كفرتخاريم في ريف ادلب, Al Dwailah in Kafar Takhareem in Idib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reported killed and injured when an alleged Russian forces warplane struck a training camp for Sham Legion of the Syrian National Army which is affiliated by Turkey in Al-Duwailah in Kafr Tkharim, Idlib, leading also to the killing of a media activist.

Local sources identified the killed journalist as Rashid Al-Bakr who died as a result of injuries he sustained as a result of the airstrike.

Step Agency said the attack targeted a training camp on the Syrian-Turkish border which is also close to IDPs camps.

The airstrike is also believed to have killed up to 50 militants and injured dozens from Sham Legion fighters. Reports said that 200 militants were in the camo at the time of the airstrike.

Local sources blamed Russia for the incident saying a Russian warplane flew from Hmeimem base to undertake the attack which was done with highly explosive weapons.

The US embassy published a statement by Special Representative for Syria Ambassador James Jeffrey on Idlib airstrike by what it described as pro-regime forces. @TRTWorldNow tweeted that Erdogan referred to the attack saying that “Russian attack in Idlib shows lasting peace in Syria is not desired.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Free Syrian Army
  • Belligerents reported killed
    18–50
  • Belligerents reported injured
    50–70

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Rashid Al-Biker, a media activist, was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on a SNA military training camp in Al-Duwailah in Idlib on October 26th.
  • More than a hundred members of pro-Turkey Sham legion were killed as a result of a Russian airstrike on Idlib.
  • Satellite imagery showing the attack on Sham Legion military training camp in Al-Duwailah that according to local sources led to civilian casualties, including a media activist. (via Freedierazourradio)
  • Satellite imagery showing the attack on Sham Legion military training camp in Al-Duwailah that according to local sources led to civilian casualties, including a media activist. (via Freedierazourradio)
  • Statement by Special Representative for Syria Ambassador James Jeffrey on Idlib Airstrike by what he described as pro-regime forces. (via Raqqa.rwb)
  • Media activist Rashid Al-Bakr was killed in the Russian air strike that targeted the Jebel Al-Duwailah area in Idlib countryside.
  • Funeral of those killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Duwailah in Idlib on October 26th, 2020. (via Eye on Hasaka)
  • Funeral of those killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Duwailah in Idlib on October 26th, 2020. (via Eye on Hasaka)
  • Rashid Al-Bakr, a media activist, was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on a SNA military training camp in Al-Duwailah in Idlib on October 26th. (via ShahbaPress).

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 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Free Syrian Army
  • Belligerents reported killed
    18–50
  • Belligerents reported injured
    50–70

Sources (24) [ collapse]