Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4352

Incident date

January 23, 2020

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Eight people, including six children, were injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime double raid on the city of Ariha, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020, according to local sources. In addition, a Syrian Civil Defence ambulance was burned.

Step News reported five wounded.

@Ahmad_1alshble tweeted that the injured were identified as: Falak Talal Magago, aged 8, Masa Talal Magago, aged three, Salsabil Muhammad Magago, aged six months, Lana Abdel Rahman Magago, aged 35,  Fahima Mahmoud Zaqzak, aged 60, Sondos Mohamed Magago, aged 15, Bisan Talal Mahago, aged 13, Zina Mohamed Magago, aged 10. According to Al Jazeera, at least five were from the same family.

The Syrian Civil Defence told Shaam News Network that “Russian warplanes carried out double raids that targeted Civil Defence teams during their work in giving first aid in the city of Ariha to those who were injured as a result of the first air raid, pointing out that the double raids resulted in the burning of the civil defense ambulance and injured several civilians”.

All sources reported Russia as the belligerent for this specific incident, but it should be noted that the Syrian regime was also conducting air raids in the area, as reported by Shaam News Network.

A local source, @EyadHoms20, reported that the Russian forces used vacuum missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Falak Talal Magago 8 years old male injured
  • Masa Talal Magago 3 years old injured
  • Salsabil Muhammad Magago six months years old female
  • Lana Abdel Rahman Magago 35 years old female
  • Sondos Mohamed Magago 15 years old
  • Bisan Talal Majago 13 years old male
  • Zina Mohamed Magago 10 years old male
  • Fahima Mahmoud Zaqzak 60 years old female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence ambulance burning after a double air raid by alleged Russian forces on the city of Ariha, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via syrialiveua).
  • Syrian Civil Defence ambulance on fire after a double air raid by alleged Russian forces on the city of Ariha, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via Shaam News Network).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Ariha, Idlib governorate, on January 23rd, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • According to local sources, up to eight civilians were injured in a Russian or Syrian regime double airstrike on January 23rd 2020 in Ariha (Image via Bashar Al-Sheikh on Twitter / @Sy24ria)
  • According to local sources, up to eight civilians were injured in a Russian or Syrian regime double airstrike on January 23rd 2020 in Ariha (Image via Bashar Al-Sheikh on Twitter / @Sy24ria)
  • According to local sources, up to eight civilians were injured in a Russian or Syrian regime double airstrike on January 23rd 2020 in Ariha (Image via Bashar Al-Sheikh on Twitter / @Sy24ria)
  • According to local sources, up to eight civilians were injured in a Russian or Syrian regime double airstrike on January 23rd 2020 in Ariha (Image via Bashar Al-Sheikh on Twitter / @Sy24ria)
  • Civilian casualties and fires caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the outskirts of the village of Ariha on January 23rd 2020 (Image via @abo_aljod84 / Twitter)
  • An alleged double Russian or Syrian regime airstrike hit the outskirts of Ariha, Idlib on January 23rd 2020 injuring up to eight people (Image via @EyadHoms20 / Twitter)
  • Up to eight were wounded by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the outskirts of Ariha, Idlib on January 23rd 2020 (Image via @anasanas84 / Twitter)

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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (27) [ collapse]