Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4318

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

بلدة الجينة, Al Jeneh , Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians including a child were reported killed, and up to nine others also including two children and a woman were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo’s western countryside on January 20th, 2020 according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said the victims belong to the same family: “Two civilians from the same family, including a child, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Jeneh village in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, on January 20.”

Local sources named those killed as Ali Fares Fares, 9 years old, and his father Ali Adel Fares, 30 years old. The attack targeted Al-Jinah, specifically its mosque and the health centre, and was conducted at 11.23 am on January, 20th 2020.

The Free Syrian Lawyers Association published a detailed report on the incident, specifying the time of the incident as 11:23am, and further reporting that allegedly the Russian Armed Force conducted the attack, which resulted in the killing of Ali Fares and his father and led to the injury of four ciivilians.

The Macro Media Centre reported that the attack targeted a mosque, health centre and residential houses in the Al-Jeneh.

Smart News published a statement concerning the incident: “The leader of the media activist, Ahmed Kaddour, said that Russian planes bombed the village with a missile, which resulted in the death of two civilians, including a child, and three wounded, in addition to the destruction of houses and properties.”

The Syrian Civil Defence Aleppo added that their teams were on site and brought the injured civiians to hospital for treatment.

Various sources published conflicting information regarding the number of injured civilians, as the estimated number of injuries varies from three to nine and @FSLA.Ovecs pointed out that among the injured were two children and a woman.

SMART Agency also said that the targeting of Al Jeneh village caused a displacement movement towards Northern Syria, as the bombing destroyed an entire neighborhood.

Macro Media Center, SMART Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia for this incident, while the Syrian Civil Defense pointed to the Syrian regime as responsible.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ali Fares Fares 9 years old male killed
  • Ali Adel Fares 30 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Media
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    "The first moments of shelling and an ambulance for an old lady from her home in Al-Jeneh village that was bombed this afternoon - Video"
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 caused destruction and damage to civilian buildings. (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Civilians checking the damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo, on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh village in Aleppo Western countryside on January 20th, 2020 (via MMC)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Aftermath of raids by the military jets on Al Jeneh in Western Aleppo countryside, on January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).
  • Damage to civilian's buildings caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Jeneh in Aleppo on January 20th, 2020 (copyright Smart, published in the public interest).
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    A child killed in alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
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    Civilians injured in alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
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    A child injured in alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
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    A man killed in alleged Russian strikes on Al-Jinah on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @Amjadal2slam)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (40) [ collapse]