Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4313

Incident date

January 17, 2021

Location

سجن قرية القاسمية, Al Qasimia village prison , Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that between 20 and more than 30 prisoners were killed and others injured in alleged Russian, Iranian or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Al Qasimia village prison in Aleppo’s western countryside in Syria on January 17th, 2020.

@yamenhm11 tweeted ” A massacre of more than 30 prisoners as a result of Russian and Iranian warplanes’ bombing on Al-Qasimia prison a while ago. The number of the injured is increasing, and most of them are rebels and activists.”

Local sources states that:”More than 30 prisoners were killed as a result of the Russian and Iranian bombing of Al Qasimia prison a short while ago, and the number of wounded is increasing, most of them revolutionaries and activists”

A different local source estimated that more than twenty prisoners were killed and that the ones that fled were shot whilst trying to escape.

Al Atareb post said that the area was targeted with four raids.

Aksalser and SOHR both suspected that the attacker was the Russian Armed Forces, whilst various local sources also additionally mention the Syrian Armed Forces and Iranian Armed Forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 30
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Iranian 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
    20 – 30
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]