Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1797

Incident date

December 27, 2016

Location

ادلب, 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 three civilians including a child were killed, including one child, and several others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes which hit Idlib. All sources attributed blame to Russia for these raids.

Footage shows huge amounts of material damage and a crater in the aftermath of the incident.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Tim Rajab 3 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Idlib, 27th December 2016. (via Qasioun news agency)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Idlib, 27th December 2016. (via @hadialbahra)

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.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]