One civilian, a man named Bassam Mustafa al-Othman, was reportedly killed as a result of artillery shelling from contested Russian forces or Syrian regime actions, on January 18th 2023, in Al Bara, Idlib. Zamal al Wasl also reported that one civilian was injured in this same attack.
The White Helmets reported that this shelling was in conjunction with similar shelling which targeted the Kansafra village in nearby countryside. The group reported on the rescue operation saying “we recieved distress calls with the presence of victims. When we reached the place, the ground was filled with blood and body parts.”
Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the attack hit a public street in the centre of the village and also caused damage to some buildings.
@ShaamNetwork published a video reporting that “these children and this family… they lost their breadwinner today..” and blamed the attack on the “Assad regime”, whilst other sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)