Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1974

Incident date

March 16, 2017

Location

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

At least one woman died – and was possibly killed, according to one report – in multiple airstrikes on different neighbourhoods in Idlib, local media said. While most reports blamed Russia, there were also allegations against the regime.

Syria News Desk reported the only fatality, one woman: “A woman was killed and other civilians were injured today [March 16th] as Russian warplanes conducted three raids Idlib city which is controlled by the opposition.

“Media activist Wael Al-Adelbi from the city told the Syria News Desk that the raids hit the surroundings of al-Mutanabbi and al-Zira in Idlib. The civil defense teams recovered the victims and treated the injured in a hospital inside the city, and removed the debris caused by the shelling.”

Multiple other sources said that a woman was wounded in the shelling. Sources said that the locations struck included:

The Al Mutanabi area (including the Mutanabi roundabout)
The Firn Al-Zazra area
Al Souq Al Sha’abi
The edge of a popular market

According to Eda2a, “Russian and Syrian warplanes renewed their rocket-propelled grenade attacks on the Syrian city of Idlib”.

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'Scenes of destruction caused by the bombing of the warplanes Idlib morning, 2017/3/16'

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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]