Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4307

Incident date

January 15, 2020

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer was wounded and an unknown number of people were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Bara, Idlib governorate, in the evening of January 15th, 2020, according to local sources.

Ismail al-Hamada, a civil defense volunteer, was injured, during inspection of a bombing site of an alleged attack by the Syrian armed forces in Al-Bara in Jabal Al-Zawiya during the evening on January 15, 2020.

A local source tweeted: “warplanes bombard the town of Al-Bara, south of Idlib, with vacuum missiles.”.

After the alleged attack Mr Al-Hamada, a volunteer in the Civil Defence Team, went to conduct an inspection of the bombing site and the shelling, and was injured during his inspection, as the Syrian Civil Defence Team tweeted.

Furthermore, the Syrian Civil Defence tweeted that the attack by the regime forces led to limited damage to materials only.

Shaam news released a report noting that many were wounded during attacks by Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopters, including in the town of Al-Bara.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Ismail al-Hamada Adult male wounded when working on scene of previous shelling injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Bombardment of the town of Al-Bara on January 15, 2020. (Image posted by @Abo_aljod84)
  • White Helmets arrive after Bombardment of the town of Al-Bara on January 15, 2020. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)

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
    1–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]