Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4120

Incident date

January 27, 2020

Location

سراقب,, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died in an alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strike on Saraqib, according to local media.

The Step News Agency reported one civilian death from a Russian airstrike.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian and Assad air forces launched dozens of air strikes in the midst of artillery and missile shelling in the areas of clashes, cities, towns, villages, Maarat al-Numan, Sarqib, Kafrnbel, Jericho, Maarat Harima, Benin, Sarjat Maarzita, Mardikh, Hass, Ahsam, Tarnabah, Aafs, Kafr Fatekh, Shanan, Kafarma, Khan al-Sabil, Dadaekh, Marbessah, Dair Shanbut, Sirnakb. There were two martyrs in the town of Shannan, two martyrs in the town of Mordikh, and a martyr in Saraqib“.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

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
    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 (2) [ collapse]