Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4218

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

قرية الشيخ أحمد, , Sheikh Ahmed village, south of Aleppo city, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three people including a child, a woman, and an elderly man, were injured following alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Sheikh Ahmed in the southern Aleppo countryside on the evening of December 3rd 2021, according to local reports.

The description of the victims matched across several sources.

The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo said that four strikes were carried out by Russian warplanes, according to Syria Tv. The Civil Defense reportedly transported the injured to a nearby medical facility for first aid.

Twitter users @MP3oTCD1LCEr0k5 and @Ahmad_1alshble, said two raids had targeted the outskirts of the village.

A correspondent for Baladi said the strikes had occurred at midnight on Tuesday and that “vacuum missiles” had been used.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than 10 airstrikes took place in locations including the White River area near the city of Jisr al-Shughour west of Idlib and Sheikh Ahmad village.

The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo reported there were material losses in the village as a result of the strikes.

All of the sources said that Russian aircraft had been responsible for the strikes.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "child, a woman and an elderly man from the same family were injured in raids by Russian occupation aircraft on the village of Sheikh Ahmad in rural areas in southern Aleppo"
  • An alleged Russian airstrike on Sheikh Hamed, Dec 3rd 2019.
  • Destruction in Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on Dec 3rd 2019 (via Baladi)
  • Destruction in Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on Dec 3rd 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on Dec 3rd 2019 (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in the village of Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Destruction in the village of Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Rescue workers in the village of Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Destruction in the village of Sheikh Ahmed following an alleged Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • A rescue worker is seen amongst the rubble following an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Sheikh Ahmed on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @zerba.media.office)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]