Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2922

Incident date

January 20, 2018

Location

لوف, Lowef, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.76549, 36.827333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and five civilians were killed, and seven others were injured, in airstrikes on Lowef, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some attributing blame to Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime.

Sources described the strikes as “intensive shelling” by both “Russian and Syrian planes” – according to Zamanalwasl.

All sources reported that only one civilian was killed in the strikes except JisirTV which reported there were five deaths.

One adult male was named.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Shaikh Ali Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Mahmoud Shaikh Ali, killed in airstrikes on Lowef, 20th Jan 2018. (via VDC)

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 type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]