At least one civilian, a woman, was reported killed and between three and four civilians, including three children and a woman, sustained injuries during alleged Russian or Regime airstrike or artillery shelling on civilian homes in the Town of Hayyan in the northern countryside of Aleppo on February 6, 2020. Anadolu Agency noted that Hayyan was situated in one of the ‘de-escalation’ areas. Multiple sources also mentioned that vacuum missiles were used during the attack.
Regarding civilian harm, multiple sources, including Zakria Zelo, claimed that a woman, identified as Fatoum Ateeq, the wife of Hamdo Qanti, died and three children and a woman sustained injuries as a result of bombing with vacuum missiles on the town of Hayyan. Idlib Plus and the SCD Aleppo reported that a woman was killed and three children were wounded. According to a tweet from Amer4news, the three injured children and the deceased woman belonged to the same family. Baladi Network and SOHEB2019 were the only sources that claimed multiple civilian deaths.
Fresh Syria stated that the Assad Regime forces and their Russian ally were pursuing a scorched-earth policy by means of heavy artillery shellings and airstrikes on the Idlib and Aleppo governorates, including Hayyan, resulting in the forced displacement of the civilians living there.
Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strike with the Syrian network for Human Rights attributing the attack to Syrian Regime forces, while Al Bawaba News referred to Russia as having carried out airstrikes with vacuum missiles on Hayyan. Shaam News Networked said that both Russia and the Syrian Regime were responsible for the attack on Hayyan, however they consolidated the incident into a larger report of strikes across various cities and towns.
According to SCD Aleppo, the incident took place in the afternoon.
The incident occured in the afternoon.
- Fattoum Atiq Adult female killed