Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1201

Incident date

August 31, 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

Up to three civilians including a child and a woman died and as many as 19 others were injured in strikes on Idlib, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame. One source reported the use of regime warships in the attacks, while several said that internationally prohibited phosphorous weapons were deployed.

LCCSY and the Syrian Press Center blamed Russia, putting the death toll at two, with as many as 19 others wounded, according to Syrian Press Center.

Al Jazeera made no mention of civilian harm, but reported that Russian warplanes had “destroyed two hospital in Idlib”; while according to Baladi, Russia conducted several raids in the town of Taftanaz, hitting an automated bakery which was put out of service.

Halab News, meanwhile, reported “the martyrdom of Ahmad Nameh, 55-years, and the injury of 14 others as a result of the Russian aviation targeting the city of Idlib with six air raids in the evening [of August 31st].”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “government warplanes and its allies” were to blame for the death of two civilians including one woman.

The Smart News Agency also reported actions by both Moscow and the regime. It put the death toll at three, including a child and a woman – with 17 more injured – and blamed “bombing by regime warships and Russian aircraft”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Nameh 55 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–19
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

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 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–19
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]