Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4134

Incident date

January 28, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and up to four civilians, including a child, were injured in several alleged Syrian regime and Russian airstrikes on an international road near Saraqib, Idlib governorate on January 28th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that four civilians were injured in alleged Syrian regime airstrikes “targeting the international road near Saraqib city, during the flight of the people from the city to escape”. Edlib Media Center reported that “several people were injured as a result of the regime’s warplane targeting a car for the displaced in Saraqeb, east of Idlib”.

Macro Media Center said the road targeted was the international road M5.

Ariha Today reported the following airstrikes near Saraqib on January 28th, 2020:

“00:08 Russian raid targeting the vicinity of Saraqib
00:16 Russian raid targeting the vicinity of Saraqib
01:28 Missile bombing by regime forces targeting the outskirts of Saraqib.
11:21 The regime’s warplane raid targeting the outskirts of the city of Saraqib, wounding three civilians, including a child.
11:56 A regime’s warplane raid targeting the outskirts of Saraqib city and resulted in one civilian casualty.
13:01 A regime’s warplane raid targeting the city of Saraqib.”

The conflicting reports make it difficult to assess which belligerent caused which civilian harm, hence Airwars rates it as “contested”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on a road near Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on January 28th, 2020 (via Liveuamap).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]