Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2660

Incident date

October 28, 2017

Location

سنجار, Sanjar, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.590091, 37.004896 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A father and son were both killed in a raid which struck their home in Sanjar, completely destroying it, according to local media. Sources all blamed Russian warplanes for the strikes, which allegedly occurred between midnight and 5am.

Images published show a dead girl as well as a dead boy. Additionally, one source reported that a daughter was killed, alongside her father, whereas others reported a son was killed. It is possible therefore that three civilians were killed in this strike.

According to Jisrtv, “The raids targeted a residential house in the centre of the town.” Edlib-emc added that the shelling included the use of Russian rocket-propelled grenades.

Images published show the flattened structure which was once the family home. Other members of the family were also reportedly injured in the strike, including a child. That child was rushed to a nearby medical point, according to local media reports.

The incident occured at approximately 5:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Edlib-emc )
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Edlib-emc )
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A child's body being pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of an airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via @SyrianCoaltion)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Mohammed Awad Al-Eid, killed in an an airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Jabe Owayed)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al-Eid, killed in an an airstrike on a family home in Sanjar, 28th October 2017. (via Jabe Owayed)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]