Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4322

Incident date

January 20, 2020

Location

ريف المهندسين, Al Muhandiseen countryside, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Muhammad Ahmad Taha Bazar was injured and a day later sucumbed to his injuries in the hospital, and three further civilians were injured in an attack carried out by the Russian Armed Forces, which targeted the Mohandessin countryside, south of Aleppo at 1 on January 20th, 2020.

The Syrian Network for Human rights posted a report on the incident stating that: “Muhammad Ahmad Taha Bazar, from Darat Ezza city in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate, died on January 21, due to wounds sustained on January 20, as fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Reef al Muhanesin al Awwal area in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate.”.

Bawaba Aleppo identified Mr Bazar as a member of the local council of Al-Mohandessin.

The Syrian Civil DEfence Team in Aleppo reported that three unidentified civilians were injured and that the attack caused a fire to break out in a civilian home leading to further material damage. Their team was able to put the fire out before further civilians were hurt.

According to @ShahbaPress quoting White Helmets, three civilians were reported injured as a result of Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen Al Awwal in Aleppo’s western countryside on January 20th, 2020.

Syrian Civil Defense-Aleppo also said the airstrikes caused fire in civilians’ houses, and posted a video showing their volunteers responding to the situation.

As an update by the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that Muhammad Ahmad Taha Bazar, a civilian from Deir Ezzor died because of injuries he sustained on because of the airstrikes on this day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers on duty after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers on duty after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • SCD volunteers responding after alleged Russian airstrikes on Rf Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Fire caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Rif Al Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, January 20th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo)
  • Destruction from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Destruction from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Destruction from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Fires from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @ala_hacioglu)
  • Rescue workers sort through rubble following alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Rescue workers search through fire following alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Destruction from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Fires from alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Rescue workers sort through rubble following alleged Russian warplanes strikes on the Mohandessin I countryside on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
  • "Mohammed Ahmed Taha Bazaar" succumbed to his injuries, after he was hit by the raids that targeted the countryside of Mohandessin on January 20, 2020. (Image posted by Asma`a wa soar via Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]