Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4426

Incident date

February 9, 2020

Location

الأتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four people, including a four year old child, were reportedly killed and up to nine civilians were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the city of Al Atarib, western Aleppo countryside, on February 9th, 2020, according to local sources.

The child was identified as Hatem Abdulllah Haid, who was four years old boy. Others identified as Ahmed Ibn Abdullah Mesto Yassin, a young man, Amjad Zikra, and Tamer Jaber.

Shabha Press reported that “two martyrs and nine wounded civilians, as a result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the city of Al Atarib in the western Aleppo countryside”. Earlier that day, Shabha reported that civilians were wounded in Syrian regime helicopter bombings with explosive barrels on the city.

@Step_Agency stated that the death toll of the airstrikes had risen to four civilians, including a child, and reported the use of vacuum missiles.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Aleppo posted a video of the recovering of the body of Amjad Zekra, a young man displaced from Ma’arat Al Numan, “from among the rubble caused by the artillery shelling that targeted civilian homes in Atarib city”. SCD Aleppo also posted a video of the burning of a car of a displaced person as the result of Russian airstrikes.

The SCD Aleppo gave conflicting reports about whether the incident occured in the afternoon or during the night.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Atarib, Aleppo governorate, on February 9th, 2020 (via SCD Aleppo).
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • A large fire broke out in the city of Atarib, as a result of the bombing with barrels and vacuum missiles (Image posted by @Sy24ria)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]