Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1647

Incident date

November 20, 2016

Location

ادلب, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9266201, 36.6180588 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to seven civilians, including up to two children, were killed and several were injured by alleged Russian airstrikes targeting a battery factory in Idlib.

Several sources reported how warplanes struck a battery factory in Idlib, causing its complete destruction. Between one and seven civilians were reportedly killed, two of them identified by name. Reportedly, one or two children were also among the victims.
Between two and four civilians were wounded by the strikes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Murshid Amino Adult male killed
  • Ahmed Radwan Obaid Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 7
  • (1–2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the heavy destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Idlib on November 20, 2016 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Video showing the moment the airstrikes, alleged carried out by Russia, are being dropped in Idlib on November 20, 2016 (via Omawi News Agency)
  • Footage of the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Idlib on November 20, 2016, inflicting heavy damage on the city (via Hozifa al-Abd)
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    One of the named victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting a battery factory in Idlib on November 20, 2016 (via Idlib City Post)
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    One of the named victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting a battery factory in Idlib on November 20, 2016 (via Idlib City Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 7
  • (1–2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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

Sources (18) [ collapse]