Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1262

Incident date

September 12, 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

A mother and her two female children were killed and several more civilians wounded in airstrikes on western neighbourhoods of Idlib city, local media said. All but two sources blamed Russia. Baladi and MapnewsAR reported Regime warplanes were responsible. According to MapnewsAR, as many as ten civilians died in the strikes.

According to the Shaam News Network, “activists said Russian warplanes targeted Idlib City with two raids, one of which used cluster bombs. The raid targeted the homes of civilians in the western parts of the city, leaving three martyrs: a mother and her children, and a number of injured people. Civil defense teams worked to take them to hospitals”.

Micro-Syria, Ayyamsyria, Step News Agency, the Smart News Agency, Halab Today TV, LCCSY and Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported the three fatalities – and named Russia as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A news report of the alleged Russian shelling on Idlib city, Sept 12th, including interviews with local people caught in the attacks (Youtube via Alaan)
  • Two children covered in dust carried through the streets of Idlib city - the impact of alleged warplane shelling, Sept 12th. (Tweet via @voiceofsunnies)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]