Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4299

Incident date

January 5, 2020

Location

دير الشرقي, Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reportedly wounded by alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib governorate, on January 5th, 2020.

Various local sources, including @MolhamKaied, reported that “injuries” resulted from airstrikes on Deir Al Sharqi but did not mention how many were injured.

The majority of sources attributed airstrikes and the resulting injuries in Deir Al Sharqi to Russian forces. However, Pressn News reported that “SANA’s reporter stated that the army’s operations focused during the past few hours on the locations of terrorist groups on the outskirts of the city of Maarat al-Numan and the villages of al-Deir al-Sharqi “.

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
    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 (6) [ collapse]

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
    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 (6) [ collapse]