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.
The victims were named as: