Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2122

Incident date

April 13, 2017

Location

السكرية و محميل , Sukariya and Muhmil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

34.471667, 40.911111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four or five civilians, reportedly from the same family, died in an airstrike on Sukariya and Muhmil in rural Idlib, according to local media. All but one source blamed Russia.

Syria Mirror: reported: “Russian warplanes launched several air strikes with rocket-propelled grenades at communities in the village of Sukariya in the eastern countryside of the city of Jisr al-Shughur, killing four people and injuring a number of people, including serious cases, which indicate the high toll of victims”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at “five civilians from the same family including two children and two women – killed in suspected Russian warplanes”.

However, the White Helmets said that four civilians were killed from regime barrel bombs. White Helmets – regime barrel bombs

The Violations Documentation Centre named five civilians killed in Russian shelling. It says the victims were from Sukariya, but no mention is given on where they were killed, so it could be a different location.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the aftermath of an airstrike on Sukariya and Muhmil, April 13th (via JMC)
  • Translation: 'five civilians were killed by warplanes in Sukariya in rural Idlib and raids on the western and southern countrysides'.
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: 'rescue operations in the village of al - Sukariya after a raid from the warplanes'.
  • Translation: 'The regime continues to bombard the cities and towns of the countryside Idlib! Four people were killed and several wounded after a bombing on the village of Sukariya in rural Idlib'.
  • The baby Bayan Ammar al Ali, killed along with her father and several members of her family in an alleged Russian airstrike on al Sukariya village in Idlib governorate, April 14th (via SN4HR)

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
    4 – 5
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]