Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1195

Incident date

August 27, 2016

Location

صلخ, Salakh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.12706, 36.73477 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two civilians including a child died and as many as dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on Taftanaz, according to local media. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights’ attributed the event to “government warplanes and its allies”. Alsharq also blamed the regime.

@SyrianArwad , @SyrianFnn, @ShahbaPress, @EdlibEMC all pointed to Russia, putting the death toll at two with 10 more injured.

According to LCCSY, “a man and a child died and dozens were wounded in Russian raids on Shalakh near the village of Taftanaz”.

The Violations Documentation Center listed and unidentified adult male and and unidentified female child as fatalities.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]