Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4522

Incident date

September 20, 2020

Location

محيط ادلب, The vicinity of Idlib City, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured by multiple alleged airstrikes from Russian warplanes on the outskirts of the city of Idlib on September 20th 2020.

The identities of those injured were not reported. Images show the raids took place in the day time.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “The Syrian Civil Defense announces the injury of two people as a result of the air strikes on the outskirts of the villages of Sijar and Kafr Jalis, west of Idlib, Civil Defense: Russian raids led to fires in the forests surrounding the city of Idlib, and civil defense teams are working to put them out.” A facebook post from Thwra Qatna was the only source that specifically mentioned casualties in Idlib city, referencing one civilian injured.

@zelal_katee added that as many as 28 airstrikes were carried out.

Step news added that vacuum missiles were used by the alleged Russian belligerents.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "Two people were wounded, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the western outskirts of the city of Idlib and the outskirts of the villages of Sejer and Kafr Jals" (Image via @syria55s / Twitter)
  • "Two people were injured as a result of 28 air strikes by Russian warplanes on the western outskirts of Idlib city and the outskirts of Sejer and Kafr Jals this afternoon, Sunday, September 20.As the raids resulted in fires in the bushes surrounding the city, the civil defense teams are still working to put out those fires." (Image via @ibraheem890 / Twitter)
  • "The Russian occupation warplanes bombed the vicinity of the city of Idlib with several air raids." (Image via @hayanhababa / Twitter)
  • "The Russian occupation warplanes bombed the vicinity of the city of Idlib with several air raids." (Image via @hayanhababa / Twitter)
  • "The Russian occupation warplanes bombed the vicinity of the city of Idlib with several air raids." (Image via @hayanhababa / Twitter)
  • Russian planes reportedly targeted the vicinity of Idlib city on September 20th 2020 (Image via MMC)
  • Russian planes reportedly targeted the vicinity of Idlib city on September 20th 2020 (Image via MMC)
  • Russian planes reportedly targeted the vicinity of Idlib city on September 20th 2020 (Image via MMC)
  • Russian planes reportedly targeted the vicinity of Idlib city on September 20th 2020 (Image via MMC)

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
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]