Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1768

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

مدينة ادلب, Idlib city, 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

Eight named civilians – including six children – died in alleged Russian and regime raids on Idlib, according to sources on the ground.

Smart News Agency reported: “Two civilians were also killed and others were wounded by the bombing of the warplanes on Al-Arbaeen Street and al-Madinah roundabout in the city of Idlib, according to two activists.”

Misrennabd added that there had been “four martyrs and 20 wounded as a result of four raids by the Russian air force that targeted different neighborhoods of Idlib”.

Halab News named eight civilians from two families, killed “following raids by the Russian and Assad enemies on the city of Idlib”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (6 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–20
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ 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 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
    8
  • (6 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–20
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]