Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1740

Incident date

December 5, 2016

Location

ادلب المدينة, Idlib city, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.9266201, 36.6180588 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as 14 civilians were killed and between 15 and 24 were wounded in an aerial bombardment which struck Idlib city. It is unclear who was to blame, with most sources attributing blame to Russia, and some sources blaming the Syrian regime.

Smart News reported that according to two activists, the bombing of the warplanes struck “Al-Arbaeen Street and al-Madinah roundabout”.

According to sources, as many as seven children, one man and up to three women were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that four of the children were from the same family, and two of the children were from another familyAdditionally, it was reported that the death toll was expected to rise due to the severity of the injuries.

Sources reported that many civilians were trapped under the rubble due to the extensive material damage.

One source reported that missiles were used in the raid. There were as many as 18 raids on the city.

The incident occured during the day.

  • Wafaa Hassan Mohamamd Al Hassan Age unknown killed
  • Sham Fahed Hsseino 3 years old female killed
  • Hassan Mohammad Hassan 38 years old male killed
  • Aya Ramadan al Himsi 7 years old killed
  • Omar Fahed Hsseino 4 years old male killed
  • Aya Ramadan 11 years old killed
  • Nadia Ramadan Age unknown killed
  • Shadia al Omar 24 years old from Maar Shoureen killed
  • Mohammad Himsi 3 years old male killed
  • Suheila Ramadan Child killed
  • Hasna Ramadan Age unknown killed
  • Shaima Hussaino Age unknown killed
  • A child from the Hussaino family Child killed
  • Hassan Ahmed El Hassan Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 14
  • (3–7 children1–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • An injured child due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • A body trapped under the rubble due to an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via syriahro)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via syriahro)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via syriahro)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via syriahro)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Idlib city, 5th December 2016. (via syriahro)

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 specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

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
    11 – 14
  • (3–7 children1–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]