Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4420

Incident date

February 6, 2020

Location

حي الشيخ ثلث في مدينة ادلب, Al Shaikh Thulth neighbourhood, Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Ten civilians, including a medic and two children, were killed and three people were injured in alleged double Russian airstrikes on Al Shaikh Thulth neighbourhood in Idlib city on February 6th, 2020, according to local sources. The medic was identified as Abdul Rahman Majid Hilal, and two other civilians were identified as Obaidah Khaled Hilal and Mohamed Raed Haj Asaad.

Shaam News Network reported that “ten people, including a medic, were martyred and others were wounded today, Thursday, by airstrikes by Russian warplanes on the Sheikh Thulth neighborhood of Idlib, in conjunction with artillery and missile shelling in the city today [February 6th, 2020]”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that there were at least two children among the casualties.

A medical source told SMART News Agency that Russian warplanes targeted a van on Corniche road, east of Idlib city. Among the ten civilians that were killed, there was one ambulance driver and nine unidentified people. The incident wounded three others, one of them a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, who were reportedly near the car.

Shaam wrote that “activists from Idlib said that the Russian warplanes targeted the outskirts of Idlib from the direction of the Sheikh Thuluth neighbourhood, targeting cars on the outskirts of the city, killing a number of martyrs, and upon the arrival of Syrian Civil Defence and ambulance teams, the area was subjected to double raids that left a medic martyr and the burning of an ambulance”.

Shaam News Network stated that overall on Thursday, Russian and Syrian regime forces launched dozens of airstrikes, targeting the city of Idlib and the towns and villages of Sarmin, Qumenas, Taftanaz, Kafr Nubel and Hass.

Various tweets identified the three civilian deaths, including the medic. It is unclear if the medic was the same as the ambulance driver identified by SMART News Agency.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civil Defense teams help victims following a massacre in Idlib City on February 6, 2020. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civil Defense teams help victims following a massacre in Idlib City on February 6, 2020. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (35) [ collapse]