Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2144

Incident date

April 19, 2017

Location

مرديخ,, Mardikh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.853376, 36.405749 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between eight and 10 civilians were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes with cluster  bombs on Mardikh, according to sources on the ground.

The Smart News Agency reported: “eight civilians were wounded on Wednesday [April 29th] after an air strike on the town of Mardikh (20 km southeast of Idlib) in the north of the country, the civil defense told SMART.

“The commander of the civil defense team in Sarakib, Laith al-Abdullah, said that cluster bomb attacks targeted the town of Mardikh, where defense workers were working to rescue the wounded and move them to hospitals in the area. Militants said the raids were from the Russian air force.”

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – who didn’t identify the “waplanes” – ten people were wounded.

Idlib Media Centre made no mention of civilian harm but said that “nine militants from Failak al Sham were injured following Russian raids on the outskirts of Tal Markikh south of Saraqeb. ”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights published an “image of unexploded cluster munitions type AO-2.5RTM / AO-2.5RT fired by suspected Russian warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • 'Image of unexploded cluster munitions type AO-2.5RTM / AO-2.5RT fired by suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on farms east of Mardeikh village in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, April 19, 2017.'
  • According to Idlib Media Centre, "nine militants from Failak al Sham were injured following Russian raids on the outskirts of Tal Markikh south of Saraqeb, ' April 19th. It is unclear whether this is an image of a civilian or a militant.
  • According to Idlib Media Centre, "nine militants from Failak al Sham were injured following Russian raids on the outskirts of Tal Markikh south of Saraqeb, ' April 19th. It is unclear whether this is an image of a civilian or a militant.
  • According to Idlib Media Centre, "nine militants from Failak al Sham were injured following Russian raids on the outskirts of Tal Markikh south of Saraqeb, ' April 19th. It is unclear whether this is an image of a civilian or a militant.
  • According to Idlib Media Centre, "nine militants from Failak al Sham were injured following Russian raids on the outskirts of Tal Markikh south of Saraqeb, ' April 19th. It is unclear whether this is an image of a civilian or a militant.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]