Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4040a

Incident date

December 28, 2019

Location

سرجة, Sarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was reportedly injured after alleged Russian or Syrian forces fired a missile on the village of Sarja, Idlib governorate, in the evening of December 28th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported on Twitter that “a woman was injured by shelling with a guided missile carrying cluster bombs this evening, Saturday [Dec 28th], by regime forces, targeting the outskirts of Sarja village.”

Our Syria reported that “a Russian Tochka missile landed on Sarja village”. It is unclear if this means if the missile itself was Russian-made or if Russian forces fired it.

Shaam News Network wrote that Russian forces launched violent airstrikes, accompanied by artillery and missile shelling on several cities and town in Idlib governorate on December 28th, including Sarja village.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • An alleged Russian Tochka missile landed in the village of Sarja, Idlib governorate, on December 28th, 2019 (via Our Syria).
  • Missile allegedly fired by Russian or Syrian forces on the town of Sarja, Idlib governorate, on December 28th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDef).
  • Missile allegedly fired by Russian or Syrian forces on the town of Sarja, Idlib governorate, on December 28th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDef).
  • Missile allegedly fired by Russian or Syrian forces on the town of Sarja, Idlib governorate, on December 28th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDef).
  • Missile allegedly fired by Russian or Syrian forces on the town of Sarja, Idlib governorate, on December 28th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDef).

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]