Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4362

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

بزابور, Bazabour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, including a woman and her husband, were killed and others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Bazabour in Idlib Governorate, Syria on January 26 th 2020.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Syrian regime killed a man & his wife in Bazabour village in Idlib: Majed Nour al Din Abdullah and his wife Amenah al Hassoun, were killed on January 26th, 2020, as Syrian regime forces’ helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Bazabour village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate where one barrel bomb fell on their house in the village, while the Civil Defense team were evacuating them from the house to safer area.”

The Palestine News Network reported: “Russian warplanes bombed a civil defense vehicle that was transporting a displaced family in the village of Bazabur in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the killing of a man and his wife and the burning of the civil defense vehicle”.

Three of the sources reported that additional civilians had been injured.

Shaam said that Russian and Syrian regime warplanes and helicopters launched “dozens of airstrikes” targeting different areas of Idlib including Bazabour causing the death of the man and his wife.

SyrianCoalition said the strike occured in the morning but the Local Coordination Committees of Syria put the time stamp at 22:31. Other sources also described the strike as having taken place in the evening.

The incident occured at 10:31 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Majed Nour al Din Abdullah, who was killed alongside his wife in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Bazabour, Idlib Governorate on January 26th, 2020 (via SN4HR)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Bazabour on January 26th, 2020 (via SN4HR)
  • An image of vehicle that was destroyed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Bazabour, Idlib Governorate on January 26 th 2020. According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the vehicle was struck whilst evacuating a family from the town resulting in the deaths of up to three civilians. (Uploaded by the Syrian Civil Defense)
  • An image that was uploaded alongside a post about an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike that struck the town of Bazabour, Idlib Governorate on January 26 th 2020. (Uploaded by The Syrian Civil Defense)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]