Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4364

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

مرديخ, Mardiekh, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One man was killed and a woman was injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the village of Mardiekh, Idlib Governorate, on January 26th, 2020, according to local media.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported: “16:02 A regime’s Sukhoi 22 warplane raid targets the outskirts of Mardikh village and resulted in the death of Ammar Mahmoud Kassih.”

Several additional sources named Mr. Kassih as having been killed in the bombing.

The Facebook page, Saraqeb Deaths, said Mr. Kassih was approximately 25 years old and lived in the “Western District, Western Ayoub Sweets, 100 meters away from Ayoub sweets.”

The Palestine News Network quoted the Syrian Civil Defense as saying: “a man was killed in the town of Mardikh as a result of the bombing of the Russian warplanes, and a woman was injured as a result of the same bombing”.

@syrian191124 listed several towns, including Mardiekh, and said they had been the “targets of warplanes, helicopters, and various types of missiles and weapons”.

The majority of sources that named a belligerent said Russia had carried out the strike.

The incident occured at 16:03:00 local time.

  • Ammar Mahmoud Kassih 25 years old male from Western district, near Ayoub Sweets, 100 meters away from Ayoub sweets killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Ammar Mahmoud Kassih, killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Mardiekh, Idlib Governorate on January 26th, 2020. (via Saraqeb Deaths)
  • An image that was posted to Facebook to commemorate the death of Ammar Mahmoud Kassih who was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the village of Mardiekh, Idlib Governorate, on January 26th, 2020. (Uploaded by Tazakrthm)
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    The body of Ammar Mahmoud Kassih, who was killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on Mardiekh, Idlib Governorate on January 26th, 2020. (Uploaded by @mahmoud.abolaith.9231)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]