Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4344

Incident date

January 22, 2020

Location

القلعجية, Al Qal’ajiya, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of one child and the injury of his brother in an alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Qal’ajiya.

According to Shahba Press, “A civilian youth was martyred and his brother was injured as a result of air strikes on the village of Al Qal’ajiya in the southern countryside of Aleppo, Thursday morning.”

Justice Organisation and other local sources named the victims as Muhammad Eid Nour, aged 14, who was killed, and his brother, Abd al-Hakim, who was wounded.

Aramme News reported that “it is worth noting that the Russian warplanes launched intensive raids on the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib on Tuesday, ignoring the recently announced ceasefire; as a result, dozens of civilians were killed and wounded, including an entire family.”

@abuhuzaifa published distressing footage showing the children’s mother “collecting the parts of her child that were scattered and holding each piece in her hand.”

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Muhammad Nour 14 years old male killed
  • Abd al-Hakim Age unknown male brother of Muhammad Nour injured

Summary

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

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Translation: "Civil Defense: A civilian youth was martyred and his brother was injured as a result of air strikes on the village of Al Qal’ajiya in the southern countryside of Aleppo #, Thursday morning."
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    The body of a civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
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    The body of a civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via Justice Organisation)
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    Distressing: a mother collects body parts from her child, following his death in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal’ajiya, Jann 22nd.
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Qal'ajiya, Jan 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • Horrya documented the alleged death and destruction as a result of reported Russian actions in Syria during January 2020 (Image via Horrya News)
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    14 year old Muhammad Nour was killed by an alleged Russian forces airstrike on January 22nd 2020 (Image via @Abdhasa41673390 / Twitter)
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    14 year old Muhammad Nour was killed by an alleged Russian forces airstrike on January 22nd 2020 (Image via @Abdhasa41673390 / Twitter)
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    14 year old Muhammad Nour was killed by an alleged Russian forces (Image via JesrPress)
  • 14 year old Muhammad Nour was killed by an alleged Russian forces (Image via Talhadaya Alhadath / Facebook)
  • Destruction after an alleged Russian forces airstrike on January 22nd 2020 in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, Syria (Image via Fawaz.jwaid91 / Facebook)
  • Destruction after an alleged Russian forces airstrike on January 22nd 2020 in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, Syria (Image via Fawaz.jwaid91 / Facebook)
  • The mother of Muhammad Nour, aged 14, who was killed allegedly by a Russian airstrike, looks for the remains of her son (Image via Aramme)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

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

Sources (17) [ collapse]