Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2715

Incident date

November 11, 2017

Location

صراع, Sara'a, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.572152, 37.051156 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Twelve civilians were wounded, including five women and five children, due to alleged Russian airstrikes in Sara’a village. Sources all blamed either Russian warplanes or Syrian regime raids for the strikes.

According to Smart News Agency, four of the victims were in a serious condition, and elderly.

Local media additionally reported that “Russian air strikes targeted the camp Um Muwaylat and villages #Sara’a and #Sheikh_barka and #Ramle east Idlib earlier.”

SCD reported that “A fire broke out in the house of a civilian in the village of Sara`a Rural # Ma’arah-Na’aman East. As a result of the air strikes that targeted the village this evening, the Civil Defence immediately went to the scene and worked to extinguish the fire and cool it.”

There were no reported civilian deaths.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sara'a, 11th Nov 2017. (via Taha Alawi)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sara'a, 11th Nov 2017. (via Kamel Asad)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sara'a, 11th Nov 2017. (via SCD Idlib)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sara'a, 11th Nov 2017. (via SCD Idlib)

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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]