Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4501

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

عدوان, Adwan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to two civilians were killed and two others, including a woman, were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on a secondary school in a camp for displaced people in Adwan in the Idlib province on March 2nd 2020.

Multiple sources claimed that two civilians were killed as a result of the alleged Russian airstrike. Step News was the only source to report that one civilian was killed in the attack.

Smart news added that the strike also led to the injury of one woman and one man.

SNHR Post later added detail that “fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Odwan Secondary School in Odwan village in Sahl al Rouj area in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially destroying its building and severely destroying its furniture, on March 2”.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed airstrikes on Adwan to Russian planes while Shaam News was the only source to mention that both regime and Russian planes carried out airstrikes in various villages across Idlib.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets respond after airstrikes were carried out on the town of Adwan on March 2, 2020. (Image posted by @HosamAlhaji)

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 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]