Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4406

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

قميناس, Qmenas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a journalist, was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Qmenas on February 3, 2020.

A tweet from @LWMiMxsIhhMDCwA reported that “Syria TV correspondent Mustafa Al-Khalaf was injured, while covering the bombing of the regime’s militias on the village of Qmenas”. Syrian Network for Human Rights added that he was injured when regime forces dropped barrel bombs during his coverage of previous regime-Russian bombings.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with @HadiAlabdallah attributing strikes on Qmenas to Russian forces while the majority of other sources blamed the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Al-Khalaf Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Strikes on Qmenas on February 3, 2020. (Image posted by @LWMiMxsIhhMDCwA)
  • Warplanes launch a series of air raids on the town of Qaminas in the eastern Idlib countryside 🎥 Bashar Sheikh 🗓3/2/2020 📍 Qaminas, Idlib, Syria
  • Heavy bombardment of the town of Qaminas by Russian warplanes in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Strikes on Qmenas on February 3, 2020. (Image posted by @mhmdfaisel)
  • Mustafa Al-Khalaf, a reporter for Syria TV who was injured during airstrikes on Qmenas on February 3, 2020. (Image posted by Saeed.alsaeed.334491 via Facebook)
  • The reporter of #Syria_TV was slightly injured while covering the intense aerial bombardment on the countryside of #Idlib

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]