Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1379

Incident date

October 1, 2016

Location

الفرجة, al Farjeh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5197196, 36.8458989 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians including three children and several women died and up to 20 more were wounded in airstrikes on the al-Farej camp outside of Idlib, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

Qasioun and Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the strike to Russia, though some other sources pointed to the regime.

According to the Smart News Agency, “regime warplanes carried out four raids in Al-Farjeh displaced camp in the countryside of Idlib killed six civilians, including three children and two women, and wounded others”.

Zaman al-Wasl News also blamed the regime, putting the death toll at four including a woman, and noting that cluster bombs were used in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

  • A displaced persons camp, struck by alleged Russian and Syrian regime strikes, 1st October 2016. (via, Qausion)
  • A displaced persons camp, struck by alleged Russian and Syrian regime strikes, 1st October 2016. (via, Lebanon360)
  • A displaced persons camp, struck by alleged Russian and Syrian regime strikes, 1st October 2016. (via, Smart 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 October 1st – 19th 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
    4 – 6
  • (3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]