Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4492

Incident date

February 27, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On February 27th, 2020 radio reporter Muhammad Fawaz Hammoud was injured during an airstrike in Saraqib, outside of Idlib.  Hammoud is an employee of Radio Al-Kul.

In a post from Almodon, Hammoud was born in 1996 and is known as Asmar Aslan.  According to a report from The Syrian Journalists Association and specifically media activist Fayez Al-Daghim, the radio reporter was struck by shrapnel that impacted his body, head, feet, hands, and back. Al-Daghim went on to say that Hammoud was covering an airstrike when he was wounded, but his condition has stabilized. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the airstrike was carried out by fix-winged warplanes using Russian-made missiles.

The attack upon Saraqib and the wounding of Hammoud represents an increase in the targeting of civilian activists.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the strike was carried out by fixed-wing planes believed to be Russian with Russian-generated missiles.

The incident occured around dawn.

  • Asmar Aslan 24 years old male reporter for Radio al Kul, from Saraqeb city injured

Summary

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

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Asmar Aslan, a reporter for Radio Al Kul, was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Saraqeb city on February 27th, 2020 (via SNHR).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]