Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4432

Incident date

February 11, 2020

Location

حي الصناعة, Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 16 civilians, including seven children, were killed and 33 civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa (commercial) neighborhood of Idlib city on February 11th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib reported that “12 people were killed and 33 others injured so far, by air raids that targeted the city centre and the industrial zone”. The SCD reported the strikes were carried out by the Syrian regime. SMART News reported that an administrator in Clinics hospital in Idlib city stated that “the regime’s warplanes launched raids on Jala’ Street and the industrial zone in the city, killing 16 civilians, including seven children, and wounding 33 others, including women and children.”

There were various reports about the number of dead and wounded in the Al Sinaa neighborhood within Idlib. Syria Today News reported twelve civilians killed with thirty wounded and noted that the strikes were carried out by planes belonging to the Assad regime. The report of twelve dead surpassed an earlier report from Alaraby TV that stated that nine individuals were killed. Local witnesses were consistent in their reports of twelve dead civilians, with the number of injured ranging between thirty and thirty-three. Earlier in the day, Aljzeera News as well as the Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria reported that thirteen individuals had been killed, but that was not confirmed, and the total of twelve dead was accepted as the correct death toll. Eight of the victims were able to be identified and their names are listed here: Kinan Haitham Humaidan, 14; Muhammad Haitham Humaidan, 10; Ayman Al-Khalaf, 16; Muhammad Nabaa, 16; Alaa Rahabi, 23; Abdullah sayed issa, 33; Jamil Alwan, 16; Ahmed Maher.

One body was not named, and three others could not be identified.

The Syrian Civil Defense stated that the neighborhood no military purpose and was only the home of civilians.

Edlib Media Center wrote that the airstrikes occurred after a Syrian regime helicopter was shot down in Idlib countryside, killing three pilots.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ayman Al-Khalaf 16 years old killed
  • Muhammad Nabaa 16 years old killed
  • Alaa Rahabi 23 years old killed
  • Abdullah Sayed Issa 33 years old killed
  • Jamil Alwan 16 years old killed
  • Ahmed Maher Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 16
  • (7 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22–33
  • 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 (41) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer helping wounded into ambulance after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • A firman and Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers and civilians carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Car among rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Street in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Inside a damaged house after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Civilians making their way through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Inside a damaged house after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
  • Destroyed buildings after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via MMC).
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    Man sitting by the body of another man after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer aiming to distinguish fire alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers, a paramdic and civilian talking in front of an ambulance after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying an injured man after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers and a civilian carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via SCD Idlib).
  • Vehicles that caught fire after Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
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    Syrian Civil Defence volunteers on the site after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Civilians walking through the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes in Idlib city, February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Women walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a body after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Civilians walking in the streets after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Damaged verhicle after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Ciivlians walking through rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sinaa neighborhood, Idlib city, on February 11th, 2020 (via EMC).
  • Survivors in the aftermath of alleged Rusisan or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Bodies of victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Man mourning one of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Woman mourning one of the victims of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
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    Bodies of victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib city on February 11th, 2020 (via SMART News Agency).
  • Haitham Himidan’s sons Kinan, 16, and Mohammed, 10, who were killed in the strike on Idlib City’s commercial area on February 11, 2020. © 2019 Private. (via HRW)
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    Very graphic image of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @zamanalwsl)
  • Rescue crews try to put out fires caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @nabilsaidsweden)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria TV)
  • Rescue crews try to put out fires caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria TV)
  • Rescue crews carry victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria TV)
  • Rescue crews try to put out fires caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Rescue crews try to put out fires caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
  • Rescue crews try to put out fires caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @Sy24ria)
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    Very graphic image of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @basharalshekh)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @zahraafree80)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by @frplus2020)
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    Very graphic image of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • Very graphic image of a body part of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
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    Very graphic image of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Very graphic image of one of the victims of airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Idlib on February 11, 2020. (Image posted by Syria Today Network)
  • Aerial photography of the location of the air raid that led to a massacre against civilians in the industrial area of Idlib city

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
    12 – 16
  • (7 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    22–33
  • 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 (41) [ collapse]