Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2500

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

قرية الشيخ سنديان, al Sheikh Sundian village, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.440813, 36.6493607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians were killed, including a family of three, and three others, including a woman, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes against the village of al Sheikh Sundian, according to local media.

According to the sources that reported on the incident, Russian planes were likely responsible for carrying out the airstrikes.

Some sources such as SN4HR reported that four civilians were killed, whereas others put the figures at three. There were however five names published overall by local media, including VDC.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Sharifa Abd al Wahi Dico Age unknown female from al Sarminia killed
  • Mariam abd al Wahid Dico Age unknown female wife of Ahmad Jawdat Qarout killed
  • Abdel Hadi from al Qarqour Hama Age unknown male son of Ahmad Jawdat Qarout killed
  • Mohammad Jawdat Qarout Age unknown male from al Qarqour Hama killed
  • Ahmad Jawdat Qarout Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad Jawdat Qarout, killed in airstrikes on al Sheikh Sundian village, 24th September 2017. (via VDC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A victim is taken from the scene in the aftermath of airstrikes on al Sheikh Sundian village, 24th September 2017. (via @allazkani95)

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
    3 – 5
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (16) [ collapse]