Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1833

Incident date

January 13, 2017

Location

جبل الاربعين, Jabal Al-Arba'een, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.805363, 36.618816 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A leader of the Islamic Party of Turkmenistan (jihadist group) was killed following an alleged Russian raid on a residential building he was occupying. Four of his children and three women were also reportedly killed in the raid.

Additionally, in what became a double raid, 20 members of the civil defence were injured in a second raid whilst attempting to dig people out of the rubble following the first raid. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the incident.

An entire building was destroyed, according to sources.

Out of the 20 civil defence members wounded, three cases were serious.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence are attacked as they attempt to dig bodies out of the rubble following a Russian raid on Jabal Al-Arba'een, 13th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence are attacked as they attempt to dig bodies out of the rubble following a Russian raid on Jabal Al-Arba'een, 13th 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]