Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1088

Incident date

August 2, 2016

Location

سرمين, Sarmin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.904042, 36.726111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

On August 2nd, the raids continued in Idlib, with alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes shelling a residential neighbourhood in Sermin, killing a further four civilians, sources on the ground reported.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, both warplanes and helicopters carried out the strikes.

The Shaam News Network (SNN) reported that this raid left four civilians dead, with many others wounded; Syrian Press Center reported the number injured to be “more than 15”.  A local twitter feed also reported that a girl was pulled from the rubble. According to SNN, the Civil Defence worked tirelessly to transfer wounded civilians out of Sermin to field hospitals. Photographic evidence by the Syrian Network for Human Rights and other locals showed injured children.

According to Al Jazeera, “Syria raids targeted the towns of Kafr Takharim Sarmin and countryside Idlib, Russian raids also targeted the Idlib, Jericho, Ramallah and Hamdan Saraqib City.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child injured in the mass raids over Idlib, including the residential neighbourhood Sermin, on 2nd August 2016. (via Halab Today).
    A child injured by the mass raids over Idlib, including the residential neighbourhood Sermin, on 2nd August 2016. (via Halab Today).
  • Abdul Nasser Mohammed Tajuddin, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Sarmin. (via, VDC)
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    Hussein Abdul-Karim Rashid, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Sarmin. (via, VDC)
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    An injured civilian revives medical treatment in a facility following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Smart News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]