Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1173

Incident date

August 20, 2016

Location

Adwan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.885938, 36.503749 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two or more civilians including two women died and up to 50 more were wounded when cluster bombs were dropped on Adwan, local media reported.

The majority of the sources – LCCSY, the Syrian Network for Human Rights and ENN – blamed the regime.

Idlib City News put the death toll at one, but most sources said two people died. According to SN4HR, both fatalities were women.

ENN was among several sources that said as many as 50 non-combatants were wounded.

However, SMC and Baladi blamed Russia for dropping the cluster munitions.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Wounded children receive medical care following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Adwan. (via, Baladi-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 20th – 31st 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
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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]