Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3713

Incident date

July 21, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck Saraqib in Idlib, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defense who were at the scene reported that “12 civilians, including five children and two women were killed and 22 others were injured by the targeting of civilian houses, a mosque and shops in the center of the town”. The source added that the attack was carried out in the morning and involved high-impact missiles.

Local Coordination Committee of Syria reported a much lower death toll of two people killed and several wounded, mostly children, and blamed a Russian airliner.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least eight civilians were killed, in what it described “a massacre”, of whom at least one was a woman and one a child

According to Smart news, one of the wounded was a child who is being treated at a medical point in the town of Saraqib. The source added that the attack was carried out on a residential area and injured a total of nine civilians, including women and children. In a separate post the source reported on ten wounded civilians.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • (5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carrying a child who was the victim of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying one of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying one of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 21st (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • (5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–22
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]