Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4469

Incident date

September 17, 2022

Location

حفسرجة, Hafsarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On September 17th 2022, Russian forces allegedly hit to stone-cutting sawmills on the outskirts of Hafsarja village, west of Idlib, which resulted in the injury of a worker.  Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the worker was identified as Ghaith al Kouz.

The Syrian Civil Defense team inspected the area and found that the attack was likely a result of cluster bombs.

One of the sawmills was also targeted on September 8th 2022, and up to seven civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded (see R4467).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Two stonecutting sawmills were targeted on September 17th 2022 in Hafsarja, Idlib (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • "The occupation aircraft targeted #الروسي today, two stone-cutting sawmills in the area #حفسرجة west of #إدلب and a few days ago it targeted a sawmill in the same area, killing 7 martyrs and 15 wounded. Opening the crossings with the regime has become a natural matter for the claimant of the revolution and Sharia, and if a sheep stumbled in #درع_الفرات , the media would rise up and move the ideological pens"
  • Two stonecutting sawmills were targeted on September 17th 2022 in Hafsarja, Idlib (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Two stonecutting sawmills were targeted on September 17th 2022 in Hafsarja, Idlib (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Images of destructed sawmills after alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Images of destructed sawmills after alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Images of destructed sawmills after alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Images of destructed sawmills after alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via @SyriaCivilDefe / Twitter)
  • Images of destructed sawmills after alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via SNHR)
  • Russian warplanes allegedly hit sawmills on September 17th 2022 (Image via @Almohrar1 / Twitter)
  • Russian warplanes allegedly hit sawmills on September 17th 2022 (Image via @Almohrar1 / Twitter)
  • One person was reportedly injured after a Russian strike hit a sawmill in Hafsarja village (Image via @IdlibPlus / Twitter)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]