Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4368

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

مرديخ, Mardikh, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child and her mother were killed and another child was wounded in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike in the village of Mardikh, Idlib governorate on January 27th, 2020, according to local media.

SN4HR reported: “Mrs. Fteim Mahmoud a Shbib was killed along with her girl as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Mardikh village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 27th.”

The Syrian Civil Defence (Idlib) said: “In the town of Mardikh, east of Idlib, a child and a woman were killed and another child was wounded by an airstrike by Russian warplanes”.

Shaam Network said that Russian and Syrian regime forces launched dozens of airstrikes on January 27th in the midst of artillery and missile shelling on this area and other areas of Idlib on that day.

Anastracey reported a Russian raid targeted the village of Mardikh at 10:18 am.

The majority of the sources implicated Russia in the attack.

The incident occured at 10:18:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]

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
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (4) [ collapse]