Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1139

Incident date

August 13, 2016

Location

عرب سعيد, Arab Said, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.960397, 36.554818 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between three and 13 civilians died and up to dozens more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on a fuel market in Arab Said, according to local media. The majority of victims were reportedly so badly burnt that it was impossible to identify them.

The lowest death count was give by Radio AlKul, who said that three civilians died and several more were wounded – though the source added that this was just the initial count. All other reports put the death toll higher.

According to Syria News Desk, “ten civilians were killed and more than five others injured when Russian warplanes targeted a fuel shop in the village of Arab Said”. Laith al-Assi, the media opposition activist from the countryside of Idlib, said that most of the bodies were charred as a result of the huge fire which broke out after the Russian raid.

He added that the civil defence teams took the wounded to medical points in the region and also completely extinguished the fire which had burnt thousands of litres of fuel and caused much damage to the area.

LCCSY – who put the death toll at 10 – reported that a truck “near a petrol station” was struck by Russian jets.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the strike was on “a fuel market”, killing 13 non-combatants. A number of other sources added that “dozens” more were injured.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to “government warplanes and its allies”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ghiath Mustafa Al-shekh Age unknown named by SN4HR killed
  • Asaaf Aslan Age unknown named by SN4HR killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 13
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    A civilian casualty being lifted from a burnt car following a targeted attack on a gas station. (via, SN4HR)
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    A civilian casualty being lifted from a burnt car following a targeted attack on a gas station. (via, SN4HR)
  • Fires are extinguished at a gas station following an alleged Russian and Syrian raid. (via, Shaam News)
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    A civilian casualty being lifted from a burnt car following a targeted attack on a gas station. (via, Orient News)
  • A burnt car in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, SHRC)

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 12th – 13th 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
    3 – 13
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]