Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2078

Incident date

April 5, 2017

Location

عين السودة, Ain Al-Sawda, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.832218, 36.342838 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed – including an adult male and a male child – and between four and five others were injured – including a woman – following airstrikes in Ain Al-Sawda. All sources blamed Russian raids for the strikes, except a local tweet, Abdlrazak-sbeh, who simply alleged that “air raids that struck the village” causing the death of two civilians.

According to Smart News, the injured civilians were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Images published by JMC, show children amongst those injured.

Smart news reported there were other similar strikes that day due to Russian forces around Idlib and Aleppo. 

The incident occured around dusk.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    A injured child revives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ain Al-Sawda, 5th April 2017. (via JMC)
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    A injured man revives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ain Al-Sawda, 5th April 2017. (via JMC)
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    A injured child revives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ain Al-Sawda, 5th April 2017. (via JMC)
  • A injured civilian revives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ain Al-Sawda, 5th April 2017. (via JMC)

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 April 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]