Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4515

Incident date

July 15, 2020

Location

الباب, Al Bab, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child has been killed and up to 12 injured, including as many as eight children and three women in multiple alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al-Bab, Idlib on July 15th 2020.

Smart news initially reported: “A child was killed and eight others were injured Wednesday, by Russian warplanes shelling in the city of Al-Bab (39 km northeast of Aleppo) in northern Syria.”

Al- bab coordination reported the names and ages of ten injured in the airstrikes: Aladdin Allawi (44 years old) (M), Wajihah Nusf Al Dunya (40 years) (F), Alaa Aladdin Allawi (14 years old) (F), Siham Alaeddin Allawi (two years) (F), Loay Aladdin Allawi (two years) (M), Yazan Al-Din Allawi (5 years old) (M), Abrar Anas Asfour (5 years) (F), Salsabeel Anas Asfour (6 years) (F), Muhammad Anas Asfour (two years) (M), Malik Anas Asfour (1 year old) (M). At the time, the source reported that there was no information on civilians killed but it seems likely that one of the children in critical condition later died from their injuries as Syrian Civil Defense reported that one of the children was in critical condition.

Other sources reported the number of civilians injured being as high as 12 and all of the injured were treated at Al-Bab Hospital.

According to Step news “Russian air strikes targeted the city with two raids, which targeted random civilian targets, as the first raid targeted a civilian building “inhabited by people displaced from the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib” in the Beit Najjar neighborhood near the Book Circle, and resulted in Huge damage.”

Other sources reported as many as three strikes in the area. Multiple sources added that the strikes were close to local Mosques.

SNHR added “that this is a residential area which is free of any military equipment or presence. Through this action, the Russian regime has, without doubt, committed another violation of Security Council resolutions 2139 and 2254 which prohibited any further indiscriminate attacks, as well as violating the rules of international humanitarian law which stress the distinction between civilians and combatants.”

The vast majority of sources attribute the strikes to Russian warplanes, only a few sources did not attribute blame for the strikes. @Fr_faham reported that the strikes came “one day after the joint patrols on the M4 road in Idlib were attacked with a car bomb, wounding Russian soldiers.”

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–12
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Translation: "#Al Bab | The preliminary statistic indicates that there were no martyrs and the initial number of wounded indicates 11 people were injured, and rescue work is still underway to remove more from the rubble and the injuries that have reached the hospital until the moment are: two women, five children, and four men" (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Victims in Al Bab hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • A child receiving medical care in Al Bab hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Injured children in the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • An injured child receiving medical help in the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
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    A list of the injured after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on A Bab on July 14th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
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    A man carrying an injured child into the hospital after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Translatoin: "#Al-Bab: Remnants of the missile that targeted the area, next to the Mosque of Al Iman, just before" (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Photo of remnants of an alleged Russian missile that targeted the area surrounding Al Iman mosque in Al Bab, July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer inspecting remnants of an alleged Russian missile that targeted the area surrounding Al Iman mosque in Al Bab, July 15th, 2020 (via Al Bab Coordination).
  • Translation: "9 civilians were wounded, in a preliminary toll, including a child in critical condition, after air strikes by unidentified aircraft, targeting a few residential quarters in the city of Al-Bab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, civil defense teams continue to search and rescue operations and remove those stranded from the rubble" (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers inspecting the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers inspecting the rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Syrian Civil Defence).
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    Translation: "Aleppo, Al Bab Russian warplanes targeted the eastern city of Al-Bab, north of Aleppo, with two strikes, one of which targeted the "Al-Iman Mosque" in the city center, and the strikes left many wounded. And the dead, and the siren sounded in the # Turkish bases" (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
  • Site of the strike after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
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    Wounded man receiving medical help after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Eye on Al Hassaka).
  • Translation: "The effects of the destruction caused by a flight believed to be related to the Russian occupation in the city of Al-Bab, east of Aleppo, after air strikes yesterday evening, which resulted in several civilian casualties, including children, and material damage to residential buildings" (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Damaged civilian homes after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Civilians standing in rubble after alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas in the city of Al Bab on July 15th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Children injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via SNHR)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via @jabha_sy)
  • Children injured in alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via @jabha_sy)
  • Rescue volunteers respond to alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via @ala_hacioglu)
  • Rescue volunteers respond to alleged Russian forces airstrikes on Bab City in Aleppo on July 16th, 2020 (via @ala_hacioglu)

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
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–12
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (39) [ collapse]