Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2213

Incident date

May 3, 2017

Location

زرزور, Zarzour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.95475, 36.340756 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were left wounded following an alleged Russian airstrike in al-Wafa’a Camp, near Zarzur, Idlib, local media reported.

RFS Media Office reported that “three civilians were seriously wounded today [May 3rd], following an air strike carried out by a Russian UAV, targeting “Al-Wafa’a Camp” near the village of Zarzur in the countryside of Idlib, northern Syria.”

An eye witness in the camp told the Syria News Agency that “a drone dropped bombs on the camp near the Turkish border, “causing two injuries.”

Most sources reported that an unmanned aircraft carried out the strike, just as sources did after the event in Darkous (RS2072) on the same day, where an unmanned aircraft reportedly struck the ‘Aleppo 1 Camp’, in the same area.

Only two sources, RFS Media and MasarPressNet, identified the responsible party – and both pointed to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian strike in al-Wafaa Camp in Zarzour, May 3rd, 2017 (via Baladi News)
  • Images associated with the alleged Russian airstrikes in al-Wafaa Camp in Idlib, May 3rd, 2017. However, the source is not clear as to whether the image depicts the aftermath in al-Wafa'a or Aleppo 1 Camp (via @tarikabdaluhak)

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 May 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

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