Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4367

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

شنان, Shannan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two men were killed and others injured following alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the village of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on January 27th, 2020, according to local media reports.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “Wael al Jisr and Mustafa al Deeb were killed as fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on Shnan village in Jabal al Zaweya area in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 27th.”

Anastracey also named the two victims and said the strike occurred at 7:32 am.

An Orient reporter said the two victims had remained under the rubble because civilian and medical rescue teams were having trouble reaching the affected area due to the intensity of the bombardment.

Orient News, and several other sources, reported that additional people were injured but the sources did not provide a specific figure.

SMART Agency quoted local sources saying “two civilians were killed as a result of missile strikes by Russian warplanes on the village of Shanan in the Ariha region of the southern countryside.”

@WM_FREESYR and the Syrian Civil Defence Idlib said Syrian government forces had carried out the strikes which targeted “civilian homes in the center of the village” according to one of the sources.

The majority of the remaining sources implicated Russia in the bombing.

Shaam Network reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces used artillery and missile shelling on different areas of Idlib on that day. “Russian and Asadian air forces launched dozens of air strikes in the midst of artillery and missile shelling in the areas of clashes, cities, towns, villages, Maarat al-Numan, Sarqib, Kafrnbel, Jericho, Maarat Harima, Benin, Sarjat Maarzita, Mardikh, Hass, Ahsam, Tarnabah, Aafs, Kafr Fatekh, Shanan, Kafarma, Khan al-Sabil, Dadaekh, Marbessah, Dair Shanbut, Sirnakb, 2 martyrs In the town of Shannan

 

The incident occured at 7:32 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A photo that was posted alongside text describing an alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the village of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on January 27th, 2020. (Uploaded by Syrian Civil Defence Idlib)

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
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]