Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4315

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

سرجة, Sarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one man was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Sarja on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “the village of Sarja was subjected to similar raids, which resulted in the injury of a man.” @syr_television referred to “civilians” being injured but did not provide a specific number. None of the other sources mention civilian casualties.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia. A tweet from @anasanas84 also identified vacuum missiles as being used in the strikes and @khaleedalkhteb specified that three raids were carried out on Sarja.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: The moment Russian warplanes targeted with missiles the vicinity of the town of Sarja in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • According to @Gurbtwatan, Russian aircraft bombed the village of Sarjah on June 12, 2021.
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Sarja on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Sarja on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @humam_isa)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Sarja on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • Alleged Russian airstrikes on Sarja on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @moeredah)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]