One civilian, an adult male, was reported killed during alleged Regime or Russian airstrikes or artillery shelling on the outskirts of the village of alnayrab in the southern suburbs of the Idlib governorate on Friday, February 21, 2020.
The Syrian Network For Human Rights reported that “Abdullah al Qasem, from Khattab town in the western suburbs of Hama governorate, aged 32, was killed while he was trying to aid fighters of factions from armed opposition whom injured in battles between the factions on one hand and Syrian regime forces and their allies on the other hand.” al Qasem’s name also appeared on ‘Katabsahda’, a Facebook page that documents the martyrs from the Syrian revolution from the town of Khattab.
Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strike. Tman almare, a local field reporter, attributed the attack to the Russian armed forces. The Syrian Network for Human Rights referred to both Russian and the Regime forces as having carried out the strikes, stating that “Syrian- Russian alliance forces’ fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on the outskirts of al Nayrab village”. The Violence Documentation Center also attributed the strike to both Russian and Regime forces, but they consolidated the incident into a larger report of strikes across the Idlib governorate on February 21, 2020.
The incident allegedly took place at 11:18 AM local time.
The incident occured at 11:18:00 local time.
- Abdullah al Qasem 32 years old male killed