Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS428

Incident date

January 20, 2016

Location

البيضاء, Al Bayda, Latakia, Syria

Geolocation

35.62018, 36.17117 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and several others injured in an airstrikes on Al Bayda, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible.

According to the Shaam News Network, this was the work of Russia.

Syria News Desk reported testimony from a villager, Omar Malawi: “The Russian air force targeted the AlBaydaa village with four raids. One of them hit the village mosque, killing one person and injuring others while performing the Maghrib prayer. The source added that buildings were destroyed and fires broke out in civilian homes and cars.

The report added: “The source confirmed it was the first time that the village near the Turkish border was  bombed since the beginning of the protests in Syria, both from the Russian airline or Regime forces, pointing out that it was one of the peaceful villages that have received hundreds of displaced families from different parts of the countryside of Latakia.”

Step Agency also reported that “several” civilians died and were wounded in Russian strikes.

According to Al A’an TV, however, the regime was responsible for bombing “a mosque in Mount Turkmens” and killing a civilian. They added that artillery shells continued to fall near the border with Tiurkish villages.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

No Russian reports were published for January 21st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]