Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1826

Incident date

January 12, 2017

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8141415, 36.6017972 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between seven and 12 civilians died – including four children and three women – following an airstrike which struck a five story building in Ariha, Idlib. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the raid, with some blaming Russia and others blaming the Syrian regime. 

No specific numbers of civilians were reported wounded.

Zaitonmag reported that “a five-story building collapsed in the city of Areeha in the village of Idlib, over the head of its residents, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the city”.

According to sources, many civilians, including children, remained trapped under the rubble for a long period of time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 12
  • (4 children3 women)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Ariha, Idlib, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Ariha, Idlib, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Ariha, Idlib, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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 January 1st – 31st 2017.

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
    7 – 12
  • (4 children3 women)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]