Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2538

Incident date

September 26, 2017

Location

Qaiqoun village [al Qaderiya], Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.898908, 36.309807 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, among them two children, were killed and up to seven others wounded in an airstrike on Qainoun village, according to local sources.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least 2 children were killed when suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on Qayqoun (al Qaderiya) village in Idlib governorate western suburbs on September 26, 2017.”

The Smart News Agency, citing the civil defence, reported the “killing of five civilians and injury of six others in other raids on the town of Qadriya”. The source didn’t identify the culprit.

Multiple sources published a very graphic image of one of the child victims, Mostafa Rashed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    The aftermath of a strike on Qaiqoun village [al Qaderiya], Sept 26th.
  • The aftermath of a strike on Qaiqoun village [al Qaderiya], Sept 26th.
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    Mostafa Rashed, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Qaderiya, Sept 26th (via Abdul Halluf)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]