Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1111

Incident date

August 8, 2016

Location

إدلب, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.93062, 36.63393 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that between four and five civilians including two women died and up to 12 others were injured in four raids on Idlib City – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. The majority of sources attribute the raids to Russia. However, The Smart News Agency and Jisrtv blamed regime warplanes; while the Syrian Network for Human Rights identified “government warplanes and its allies” as the culprits.

Alkhaleej, All4syria and Alarabya alleged that internationally banned phosphorous bombs were deployed, resulting in widespread fires and damage to residential buildings and shops.

According to Alarabya, the civil defense attempted to control the fires in residential buildings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Jalqa Adult male named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • Hanan Barcha Adult female possibly wife of Mohammed Jalqa, named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • Ala Arnous Age unknown named by Amer Huwedi killed
  • A woman from the Safloo family Adult female named by Amer Huwedi killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Mohammed Jalqa, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    Hanan Barcha, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • The White Helmets attempt to dig people out of the rubble. (via, SN4HR)

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 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]