Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2541

Incident date

September 26, 2017

Location

إدلب , Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9266201, 36.6180588 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were wounded in strikes by warplanes on Idlib on September 26th as well as by long range missiles fired on the city of Idlib, according to Smart News Agency. The Agency did not identify the culprit.

Other sources reported on as escalation in strikes on Idlib during this period.

On Sept 26th, Masrawy reported that “Russian forces have intensified their shelling of the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving dozens of dead and wounded.” The source added:”The  civil defense in the city of Idlib told the German news agency that the Russian and Syrian aircraft destroyed eight medical centers and hospitals and four of them went out of service completely. Additionally, three civil defense centres were targeted and all put out of service along with power stations in Khan Sheikun. A similar bombing drove two of them out of service.”

Citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Alghadalsoury said: “Russian and Syrian planes targeted the governorates of Idlib and Hama for seven consecutive days with more than 1,100 raids. The Observatory explained that these intensive raids killed at least 58 civilians, including 18 children under the age of 18 and 19 citizens over the age of 18. Some were injured, some were permanently disabled, and others were seriously injured.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]