Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1189

Incident date

August 24, 2016

Location

أفس, Efis, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.906098, 36.8039983 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One adult male civilian, named by the Violations Documentation Center, died and up to 11 more people were wounded in an airstrike on Efis in Idlib, local media reported. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though several attributed the event to the Assad regime. These reports put the death count at one, with an unspecified number more wounded – including women and children.

Halab Today and Qasioun were among reports pointing to Moscow. According to @ShahbaPress, there were “martyrs and 11 wounded civilians, including women and children, in Russian raids on the village of Efis“.

However, two sources (LCCSY and Syrian Press Center) blamed regime warplanes.

SND reported that “formal warplanes” carried out strikes “vacuum missiles”. Further to this, Halab Today also reported “Russian aerial bombing with cluster bombs and vacuum missiles”. Quasion News reported precisely ” three air raids” and “stereo-chemistry rockets loaded with cluster bombs.” More than one source reported the use of stereo-chemistry rockets.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–11
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdullah Yasin Ammam, killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime raid. (via, VDC)

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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–11
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]