Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4251

Incident date

February 28, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were killed in the city of Saraqib on February 28th. In addition to the three civilian deaths, there are reports of numerous wounded people as well.

Posts and tweets from IdlibPlus and the Step Agency reported that Russian planes using vacuum missiles launched an assault upon the area around Saraqib.  The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a child was among the killed due to an attack upon a civilian home. The SCHR noted that the assault was conducted by what the organization believed were Russian warplanes. A tweet from @EyadHoms20 said that the victims were killed while they were inspecting their homes after an initial raid. The Syrian Civil Defense organization posted that its volunteers retrieved the bodies despite ongoing shelling occurring around them. The three victims were identified in a post by Mohammed Baresh as Ahmed Assad Badr, Jalal Muhammad Hamidi, Muhamamd Othman Al-Alewi, and  Ibrahim Muhammad Hajj Ali Al-Aboud, indicating that four civilians were killed.

The three civilians were struck and killed in a densely populated civilian area in which alleged Russian planes struck homes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights specifically reported that the warplanes that carried out the attack were Russian planes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Asaad Badr Age unknown killed
  • Jalal Muhammad Hamidi Age unknown killed
  • Muhammad Othman Al-Alewi Age unknown killed
  • Ibrahim Muhammad Hajj Ali Al-Aboud Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • "Three civilians were killed, today, Friday, when Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes in the city of Saraqib. Civil Defense teams arrived at the site despite the danger and the city was targeted by dozens of air raids and artillery shelling, and they retrieved the bodies of the dead and handed them over to their families." Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense
  • "Three civilians were killed, today, Friday, when Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes in the city of Saraqib. Civil Defense teams arrived at the site despite the danger and the city was targeted by dozens of air raids and artillery shelling, and they retrieved the bodies of the dead and handed them over to their families." Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense
  • "Three civilians were killed, today, Friday, when Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes in the city of Saraqib. Civil Defense teams arrived at the site despite the danger and the city was targeted by dozens of air raids and artillery shelling, and they retrieved the bodies of the dead and handed them over to their families." Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense
  • "Three civilians were killed, today, Friday, when Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes in the city of Saraqib. Civil Defense teams arrived at the site despite the danger and the city was targeted by dozens of air raids and artillery shelling, and they retrieved the bodies of the dead and handed them over to their families." Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense
  • Jalal Muhammad Hamidi, killed in alleged Russian strikes on Saraqib

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (13) [ collapse]