Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1994

Incident date

March 20, 2017

Location

دبسي الفرج دبسي أبو عاصي , Abu A’ssi village, Dibsi village and Dibsi al Faraj villages, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.779383, 38.324797 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A mother and her four children were among 11 civilians killed and 20 wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on villages in northern Syria, Smart News Agency reported. A further 20 civilians were reportedly wounded.

According to the Smart News Agency, “Thirty-one civilians, including children and women, were killed and wounded by air strikes by Russian planes on several villages in the western Rifqa countryside in northern Syria, several sources told Smart.

“The medical source said that city hospital, controlled by IS, received 11 dead and twenty wounded, including children and women. A whole family comprising a mother and four children were killed by air strikes on villages in the vicinity of the city.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]