Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2102

Incident date

April 9, 2017

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed in an airstrike in Saraqeb, Idlib, according to local media sources – though it was not clear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Almost all of the known sources that reported on this event, regardless of belligerent, noted that internationally banned phosphorous bombs were used.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Syria reported “a number of civilians were injured as a result of the raids of the Syrian regime planes targeting the city of Skeqeb in the eastern suburb of Idlib, and that there was destruction of buildings and property in the targeted areas.”

Step News Agency, who also reported that a civilian was injured in the attack, attributed responsibility to Russian warplanes.

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: witnessed the Russian raids that targeted the town of Sarqeb in rural Idlib.
  • Translation: The first moments of the bombing from the Russian occupation aircraft in the city of Sarakib, using phosphorus bombs.
  • Translation: A Russian air force plane on Sunday evening struck the town of Sarakib in Idlib countryside with bombs containing white phosphorus, which is internationally banned.

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 specific strikes between April 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]