Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4143

Incident date

January 31, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A Syria Civil Defense center in Saraqib, Idlib in Syria was put out of service allegedly because of Russian forces or Syrian regime  airstrikes that targeted it, injuring up to seven volunteers on January 31st, 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on a building of Civil Defense (consists of headquarter of Saraqeb district and a Civil Defense center) in Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, injuring six members of Civil Defense, severely destroying its building and damaging its equipment on January 31st.”

Syrian Civil Defense said that “Our heroic #WhiteHelmets were keeping vigil at their center in #Saraqib sector in #Idlib when it was targeted by Russian airstrikes, rendering the centre out of service. Our six humanitarian workers were injured in the strike but recovering.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • SCD volunteers got injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via MMC).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via MMC).
    An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via MMC).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • An SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on their center in Saraqib on January 31st, 2020 (via SCD).
  • Image of the destruction of SCD Saraqib Center by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jan 31st, 2020 (via SNHR)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]