Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2005

Incident date

March 22, 2017

Location

الطيبات, Al Taibat, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.805, 36.27791 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and others wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Taibat, Idlib – according to local media sources.

Smart News reported that two “unknown people” were killed in the attack. This was corroborated by both LCCSY and Syrian Network for Human Rights, both of whom reported that Russian warplanes were responsible for the attack.

Syrian Network for Human Rights later reported that one of the civilians killed was a media activist “from Mazzin village in al Akrad Mountain, Latakia governorate, eastern suburbs, born in 1995″.

Several sources mention a number of civilians being wounded, but none indicate exactly how many.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Hadi Emad Bekdash, a media activist, was killed in an airstrike on Al Taibat - March 22nd, 2017. (Via: SN4HR).

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 strikes between March 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]