Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1984

Incident date

March 19, 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

Between five and six civilians were killed and an unknown number wounded in air strikes allegedly conducted by Russian forces in the city of Idlib. Some sources claimed the Syrian regime was also involved in the attack.

The victims killed in the raids were displaced from the village of Ghantu in northern Homs, “all of whom were women,” sources from the village told Zaman al-Wasl. All the victims were women and children from the same family.

Syrian Human Rights Committee alleged that seven people were killed in total – five in the bombing, and two from a sniper.

Alsouria News reported that medical personnel received nine wounded people for treatment, two of which were children. Various sources posted videos and images of rescuers looking for survival under the rubble, and medics treating the wounded.

Sources reported that an apartment building completely collapsed and a primary school was also damaged and put out of service.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2–3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets comes to the aid of victims of an alleged Russian airstrike in Idlib, March 19th (via Zamanalwasl)
  • The aftermath of the strike on Idlib, March 19th (via Alsouria)
  • The aftermath of the strike on Idlib, in which an apartment building collapsed, March 19th (via Orient)
  • A primary school damaged in the strike on Idlib, March 19th.
  • Translation: '6 martyrs and dozens wounded, mostly children, in a bombing by Assad on residential neighborhoods in the city of Idlib.'
  • Victims are lifted from the rubble following the March 19th strike on Idlib.
  • Smoke above Idlib following the March 19th airstrike (via AMC/@SyrianCoalition)
  • Destruction following the March 19th strike on Idlib (via AMC)

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
    5 – 6
  • (2–3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]