Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4112

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and several wounded when Russian or Syrian regime warplanes bombed Saraqib in Idlib on January 26th 2020.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) said that “Amer al Khader was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on al Gharbi neighborhood in Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 26th, 2020.”

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria also said the attack caused the injury of two other civilians. It added that the strike took place at 11.14pm.

@IdlibPlus said Saraqib was targeted by the regime with vacuum missiles. In addition to @IdlibPlus, Edlib Media Center, Syrian Network for Human Rights, Local Coordination Committees of Syria and Step Agency blamed the regime, while SMART blamed Russia. Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the regime.

Smart News said: “The director of the Civil Defense Center in Saraqib Laith Ahmed told Smart, that Russian warplanes launched raids on the international highway connecting the cities of Aleppo and Damascus in the vicinity of the village of Dadekh, east of the city of Idlib, killing a civilian.”

Edlib Media Center posted: “One martyr and several wounded, due to rocket attacks by the regime’s warplanes, east of Idlib, east of Idlib.”

The incident occured at 11:14 pm local time.

  • Amer Khadr Al-Mustafa 20 years old male grandson of Abu Salah, from the High School road in the Western Quarter killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Amer Khadr Al-Mustafa, allegedly killed by an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via Saraqeb deaths)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]