Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4297

Incident date

January 5, 2020

Location

الزربة, Al Zurba, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was reported wounded as a result of Russian forces attack with rockets, or Syrian regime forces attack with machine guns on Al Zurba town in Aleppo, Syria, on January 5th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Zurba Media office announced that Mahmoud Abdel Fattah Hammoud was wounded. The individual was an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) from the city of Deir al-Sharqi who traveled to the village of Al-Zurba.

The attacks upon Al Zurba struck civilian areas with attacks occurring at 3pm and 3:30 pm. The second strike at 3:30 resulted in material damage and the death of a cow according to @fawaz_jwaid.

While SMART said one civilian was reported injured and admitted to a nearby hospital, @ShahbaPress said that civilians were wounded in the attack, without knowing the exact number of casualties.

SMART Agency blamed both the Russia and the Syrian regime, while @ShahbaPress pointed to the Syrian regime as the perpetrator.

The incident occured between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm local time.

  • Mahmoud Abdel Fattah Hammoud Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Assad regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civilian being treated for injuries following strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Damage, including the death of a cow, caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Civil Defense volunteers sort through rubble following strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Civil Defense volunteers sort through rubble following strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Civil Defense volunteers sort through rubble following strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office)
  • Damage caused by strikes on Al Zurba on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by Zerba.media.office)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Assad regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]