Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4405

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

افس, Iffes, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two Syrian Civil Defence volunteers were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes as they attended the site of an earlier airstrike in the village of Iffes, Idlib governorate, on February 3rd, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defense and several other sources named the injured men as Ahmed Ali Pasha and Muhammad Ali Pasha. 

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “the brothers Muhammad and Ahmad Ali Basha, members of Civil Defense – Binnesh Center, were injured as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near Civil Defense team in Iffes village in the northeastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, while they were checking the site of previous bombing by Syrian-Russian alliance forces on the village, partially destroying a service car, on February 3.”

Footage uploaded by @SyriaCivilDefe showed its members assisting an injured colleague after what it called “double air raids” on the town.

@Step_Agency said: “Warplanes of the Syrian regime forces target the villages of Iffes and Tal al-Sultan in conjunction with the bombing with barrel bombs by helicopters targeting the city of Sarmin in the eastern countryside of Idlib”.

Hosn, Shaam News Agency and Vdcsy said Russian and Syrian regime aircraft carried out dozens of airstrikes against towns and cities including Iffes

@baladinetwork said: “Regime forces bombard with artillery shells and rocket launchers the city of Saraqib and the towns of Iffes and Al-Qarmeed factory in the southeastern countryside of Idlib”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The brothers Muhammad and Ahmad Ali Basha, volunteers for the Syrian Civil Defence in Binnish centre, were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes as they attended the site of an earlier airstrike on the town of Iffes, Idlib governorate, on February 3rd, 2020 (via SN4HR).

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

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