Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4345

Incident date

January 22, 2020

Location

الحميرة, Al Humaira, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and two or three more were wounded in alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strikes on Al Humaira, according to local media.

The Step News Agency and other local sources reported one civilian killed and the injury of three more; they all blamed “Russian airstrikes”.

But Smart said that regime artillery strikes killed one and wounded two more civilians.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian and Assad warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of air strikes” targeting cities and towns in Aleppo. It said that one civilian died in Al Humaira.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Horrya documented the alleged death and destruction as a result of reported Russian actions in Syria during January 2020 (Image via Horrya News)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]