Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2178

Incident date

April 27, 2017

Location

دير شرقي, Deir Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.603718, 36.738955 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were killed and “dozens” wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike in Deir Sharqi, according to local media sources. 

The University Hospital in Deir Sharqi, which reportedly was used to primarily treat women and children, was struck.

The hospital was destroyed by the strike and taken out of service, according to Smart News, who put the injured toll at four civilians.

The three civilians that were killed were patients at the hospital, Syrian Network for Human Rights reported. They further noted that this was the third time in two months that this location had been targeted.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Three martyrs and dozens of wounded civilians, as a result of the targeting of military aircraft on University Hospital, south of the town of #Deir al-Sharqi, rural Maarra Al-Nu'man.
  • Translation: The extent of the destruction in the university hospital for children and women, in the village of Deir al-Sharqi, in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Translation: Russian warplanes committed a horrific massacre this morning in the town of Deir al-Sharqi in rural Idlib, killing and injuring dozens of civilians who were taken to field hospitals.
  • Translation: The university hospital on the outskirts of Deir Sharqi, southern Idlib was destroyed after it was targeted by Russian planes.
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: Step News Agency)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: SOHR)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: SOHR)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: SOHR)
  • The destruction in Deir Sharqi following an alleged Russian airstrike, 27 April 2017. (Via: SOHR)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–12
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]