Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4291

Incident date

December 30, 2019

Location

قرية الشيخ أحمد, Sheikh Ahmed village, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

On December 30th, between four and five civilians, including up to two women and two children, were wounded by Russian or regime air strikes, with ten vacuum missiles and two cluster bombs, launched upon the village of Sheikh Ahmed in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Local sources initially reported four wounded civilians and Civil Defense confirmed that number.  Enab Baladi News reported the death of a Civil Defense volunteer. Our Syria News also noted four wounded civilians, but there were no other reports of a killed Civil Defense volunteer. Hadel Al-Muhammad from Step News Agency also confirmed four wounded, including one woman. Later, Smart News reported that the four wounded were two women, a child, and a youth.

The Syrian Civil defense released a video of civilians being rescued from a home struck by land-to-land missiles. Two missiles with cluster bombs destroyed numerous homes.

Macro Media Center reported five wounded.

All sources reported Russia as the belligerent, except for the White Helmets, who reported that the airstrikes were launched by the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a elderly woman who was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30th, 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by @almohrarmedia2)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by @almohrarmedia2)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by @almohrarmedia2)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Sheikh Ahmed village on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by @almohrarmedia2)
  • Strikes on the village of Sheikh Ahmed on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the village of Sheikh Ahmed on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the village of Sheikh Ahmed on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the village of Sheikh Ahmed on December 30, 2019. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office via Facebook)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]