Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4413

Incident date

February 5, 2020

Location

جدرايا, Jadraya, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians, including up to four women and two children, were reported killed and six civilians were injured as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on the village of Jadraya in the southwestern Idlib countryside on February 5, 2020.

Regarding civilian harm, Shaam and @thiqanewsagency reported that four civilians died during the airstrikes on Jadraya.  EyadHoms20, a local activist, initially tweeted that four civilians were killed, though he later revised his estimate to five, including three women and a child. According to multiple sources, the victims were a displaced family from the village of Al Kamari. @FSLA2011 identified them as Noha, daughter of Asaad Al-Fahd (F), Faris Abdul Razzaq (M), Saffa Abdul Razzaq (F), Marwa Abdul Razzaq (F) and Majeeda Abdul Razzaq (F).

The Syrian Network for Human Rights stated “that six civilians from the same family, including a girl and four women, IDPs from [Kamari] village in the southern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, were killed (…).” According to Kara al Safrani, six civilians, including two children of one family, died during the attack on the village of Jadraya.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strike, with Jesr press attributing the strikes to Regime and Russian forces while more than ten sources attributed the strike to the Russian Armed Forces.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Noha, daughter of Asaad Al-Fahd female killed
  • Faris Abdul Razzaq male
  • Saffa Abdul Razzaq female
  • Marwa Abdul Razzaq female
  • Majeeda Abdul Razzaq female

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1 child3–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer standing next to a man carrying a body after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Destroyed building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Man sitting next to a body after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Destroyed building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Destroyed building after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer working on the site after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Jadraya on February 5th, 2020 (via SCD).
  • A new massacre committed by Putin in the village of Jadraya in the southern of Aleppo 6 civilians, including two children of one family

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1 child3–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]