Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3718

Incident date

July 22, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes struck a local market and school in Saraqib in the afternoon of July 22nd.

According to @ShahbaPress, four civilians including a woman were killed and 16 were wounded, while Step News Agency put the death toll higher and reported on seven civilian deaths, including four children.

Baladi News blamed the Syrian regime forces for what it described as “a massace”. The source reported that a vegetable market was hit in the town of Saraqib, killing eight civilian and wounding more than ten, including critical cases.

The Syrian Civil Defense, who were at the scene, reported that a military aircraft struck the popular market with four high-explosive rockets, killing amongst others four children and wounding five others.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on Najdat al Khaled High School for Girls in Saraqeb city in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, damaging its building severely, on July 22nd.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a total of 15 civilians were wounded.

Shaam News blamed both Russian and Syrian forces for the attack.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Asmaa Al - Mahaimed Adult female killed
  • Aya Samir Zoury Child female killed
  • Abdul Karim Hesham Sutov baskets Child male killed
  • Mohammed Anwar Khattab Al tahtooh Child male killed
  • Mohamed Hossam Zoury Child male killed
  • Mahmoud Nasr Ajaj Age unknown male killed
  • Hossam Zoury Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • An Alleged Syrian regime strikes truck residential neighborhoods in Saraqib on July 22nd (via Shaam).
  • An Alleged Syrian regime strikes truck residential neighborhoods in Saraqib on July 22nd (via Shaam).
  • An alleged Syrian regime strikes truck residential neighborhoods in Saraqib on July 22nd (via Shaam).
  • Alleged Syrian regime missiles struck the local market in Saraqib on July 22nd (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Video of the Syrian Civil Defense at the scene after an alleged Syrian airstrike struck a local market in Saraqib on July 22nd (via Syria Civil Defense).
  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on Najdat al Khaled High School for Girls in Saraqeb city in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, damaging its building severely, on July 22nd" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]