Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2152

Incident date

April 21, 2017

Location

الركايا, Rakaya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.501782, 36.577313 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and as many as seven more were wounded – including women and children – in an alleged Russian airstrike on Rakaya, local media reported. Two out of three sources blamed Russian warplanes for the raid, while Kaes Idlby did not attribute any blame. 

According to Syria Mirror, residential areas and “vital centres” were caught up in the bombardment and partially destroyed.

Rocket propelled grenade launchers and cluster bombs were reportedly used in the raid.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an airstrike hit Rakaya, 21st April 2017. (via Kaes Idlby)

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
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]