Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1116

Incident date

August 10, 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

Reports estimated that between 11 and 23 civilians were killed and between 30 and 70 more were injured airstrikes on Idlib City – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Responsibility for the strikes was attributed to both regime and Russian warplanes by the Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Shaam News Network. Halab Today blamed solely Russia, and published a video showing an injured man looking for his son, who he’d lost during the airstrikes.

Videos posted by Syrian Press Center show the physical destruction and fires caused by the airstrikes, which reportedly occurred close to a church and a market, destroying buildings, shops and private property.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 23
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–70
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Images showing the extent of damage to the infrastructure. (via, Step News)
  • The exact moments the alleged raid hit. (via, SyrianPC)
  • Burning buildings can be seen in the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SyrianPC)
  • Burning buildings can be seen in the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SyrianPC)
  • Fires in the street in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Enab Baladi)
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    Civilian casualties are rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of the incident in Idlib. (via, SyrianPC)
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    An injured child receives medical treatment following an alleged raid on 10th August 2016. (via, Shahbapress)
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    An injured child receives medical treatment following an alleged raid on 10th August 2016. (via, RevolutionSyria)
  • An injured child is rushed from the scene following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 10th August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of the incident in Idlib. (via, Step News)
  • The aftermath of the incident in Idlib. (via, Step 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
    11 – 23
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–70
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]