Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2565

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

حارم, Harem, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.212564, 36.519736 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A multitude of civilians were killed in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on the village of Harem, close to the Turkish border in Idlib Province, according to local sources.

The number of deaths reported varied between sources, ranging from three to 11. All sources reported the killing of a woman and her five children.

The White Helmets reported “six violent air raids targeting residential areas in the city of Harem, rural Idlib, resulting in the deaths of three people – two women and a child – and the injury of five others”.

Nedaa Syria published a video in which a White Helmets reporter says: “Today after Friday prayers, Russian and Syrian warplanes targeted Harem with six raids. The worst raids totally destroyed three floors of a building, leaving dozens of people are under the rubble. We pulled out seven killed people and worked for 48 hours to remove all others”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ola Gadab Adult female killed
  • Hasan Rifaat Gadab Child male killed

Family members (5)

  • Adnan Qahfazan Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Qahfazan Adult male killed
  • From Qahfazan family 1 Child male killed
  • From Qahfazan family 2 Child male killed
  • From Qahfazan family 3 Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 13
  • (1–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • A picture of four of the five children allegedly killed in a Russian airstrike on Harem on September 29th (via Twitter: @7UFCmSxd0lUBffH)
  • Civil defense teams working to save trapped civilians from under the rubble left behind by the alleged Russian airstrike on Harem on September 29th (via Smart News Agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: "Martyrs and wounded from one family in the city of Harem countryside # Idlib as a result of the targeting of Russian warplane to residential neighborhoods in seven successive raids."
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: "Russian terrorism in Harem in Idlib a little while ago"
  • Translation: "Russian criminal bombardment is now on Harem"
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike on Harem, Sept 29th 2017.
  • The aftermath of the strikes.
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A child is pulled from the rubble.
  • More footage of the aftermath of the strikes.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 13
  • (1–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]