Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4435

Incident date

February 11, 2020

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and five other civilians, including a child and two women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo countryside, on February 11th, 2020, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported that “five civilians from one family were wounded, including a child and two women, as the result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the city of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo”. The Syrian Civil Defence added that civilian homes were targeted with two airstrikes in the morning.

SCD also posted a video of “an elderly man being recovered from the rubble of his house” by SCD volunteers. However, a source from the Civil Defense spoke to “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” about the killing of an elderly civilian and the wounding of five others, in an aerial bombardment on the city of Darat Izza, in the western countryside of Aleppo. Al Araby was the only source to identify a death resulting from the strikes.

Thiqa News Agency tweeted that Daret Izza was struck by missiles and one local source stated that warplanes launched airstrikes on the hospital in the center of the town.

The vast majority of local sources and national news agencies reported that the strike was conducted by Russian warplanes, some also identifying vacuum bombs as being used.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Damaged house after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress).
  • Damaged house after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying away a wounded man after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @ShabhaPress).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @anasanas84).
  • The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the alleged Russian warplanes on civilian homes in the city of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo. (Image posted by @Anas_Alhaje)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the alleged Russian warplanes on civilian homes in the city of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo. (Image posted by @Anas_Alhaje)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the alleged Russian warplanes on civilian homes in the city of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo. (Image posted by @Anas_Alhaje)
  • The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the alleged Russian warplanes on civilian homes in the city of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo. (Image posted by @Anas_Alhaje)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Darat Izza, Aleppo governorate, on February 11th, 2020 (via @EyadHoms20).

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]