Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2727

Incident date

November 13, 2017

Location

الاتارب, Atareb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

In a mass civilian casualty event, as many as 82 civilians were killed, and 340 more were wounded, when six surface rockets and three missiles struck a popular market in Atareb. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for these raids.

According to sources, 100 shops as well as a police station were destroyed. As many as seven prisoners and 13 policemen were killed asa result.

With the hundreds that were injured, the hospitals were overrun with not enough beds or staff to attend to the wounded. One source reported that six civilians had limbs amputated.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence spent days pulling bodies and wounded civilians out of the rubble. Many of the injuries were serious, and SN4HR suggested that the death toll was likely to rise.

There were between four and ten missing victims in the days to follow. These include, Ammar Hussam Barakat; Ahmed Sayed Ibrahim; Naji al-Sheikh Ibrahim (was detained at the police station Atareb); Khaled Marzafi (he was detained at al-Atareb police station).

Reports were published more than ten days after the strike bodies were still being recovered from the wreckage.

The incident occured at 2:00 pm local time.

  • Mustafa Omar Adult male killed
  • Rashad Mohammad Abdul Raheem Adult male killed
  • Omar Ali Rasheed Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Nour Hayed Adult male killed
  • Redhwan Ayoub Adult male killed
  • Zanoub Sheikh Abdulhai Adult female killed
  • Abdul Kader Mohammad Eid Al-Badawi Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Khaled Mesto Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Saeid Adult male killed
  • Hsain Merie Adult male killed
  • Hsain Qasem Adult male killed
  • Abdul Rahman Saleh Adult male from the town of Kfarnawan killed
  • Omar Rasem Rasheed Adult male killed
  • Mershed al-Mahrouq Adult male killed
  • Ali Hallaq Adult male killed
  • Asaad Haj Taher Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ammar Deebo Adult male killed
  • Hazem Khaled Deebo Ibraheem Adult male killed
  • Naser Haj Merie Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Naser Haj Merie Adult male killed
  • daughter of Qays Mohammad Haj Merie Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Mahmoud Abyan Adult male killed
  • Abdul Azeem Ahmad Jaqoum Adult male killed
  • Aref Jebraeil Adult male killed
  • Yousef Bakreesh Adult male killed
  • Ghassan Ayoub Adult male killed
  • wife of Ahmad Othman Adult female killed
  • Ruwaida Shawa Adult female killed
  • Ali Faker Rasheed Adult male killed
  • Naser Ahmad Hajar Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Ahmad Daadoush Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Abdo Merie Adult male killed
  • Anas Hayed Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Hamdan Adult male killed
  • Naji al-Sheikh Ibraheem Adult male killed
  • Ali Shreiki Age unknown displaced from Latakia killed
  • Ali Barber Age unknown killed
  • Khalouk barber Age unknown from the village of Gene killed
  • Omar Issa Age unknown from the town of Kfrkramin killed
  • Mu'ayyad 'Abdo Age unknown from the town of Suhara killed
  • Wahba Age unknown from the town of Suhara killed
  • Hassan Khalifa Age unknown from Aleppo killed
  • Ayman ibn Abdo Karbo Zarzour Age unknown from Limron killed
  • Hamouda Faisal Ibrahim Age unknown from Limron killed
  • Dibo Abdelkader Dibomen Age unknown from Limron killed
  • Hassan Ibrahim Shweif Age unknown from Abzmu killed
  • Ghassan Ayoub Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Osman Mahjar Age unknown from Aleppo killed
  • wife of Ahmed Osman Age unknown female killed
  • Hossam Zreiq Age unknown from Kfarhelb killed
  • Ruwaida Chua Age unknown killed
  • Abdul Razzaq Ali Prince Age unknown from Khan Sheikun killed
  • Zahra Hussein Jablawi Age unknown from Kafranuran killed
  • Mohammed Hassan Hijazi Age unknown from Abzmu killed
  • Ali Faker Rashid Age unknown killed
  • Nasser Ahmed Hajar Age unknown killed
  • Heba Osman Age unknown from Lirmon killed
  • Mohammed Sultan Age unknown from Aleppo killed
  • Mustafa Ahmed Dadoosh Age unknown killed
  • Anas Haid Age unknown killed
  • Assistant Mohammed Abdul Razzaq Al-Fajj Age unknown killed
  • Police officer Yaman Said al-Shun Age unknown killed
  • Police officer Hamadu Said al-Shun Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Omar Mohammed Deif Shahoud Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Hussein Shaalan Abdul Razzaq Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Mustapha Mohamed Osman Age unknown killed
  • Gabriel Abdel Wahid Gabriel Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Ahmed Abdo Taher Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Muhammad Hamdou al-Shun Age unknown killed
  • Bassel Sawadi, Age unknown policeman from Aleppo killed
  • Policeman Fadel Abdul Rahman Age unknown killed
  • Policeman Hamdi Wais Al Ali Age unknown killed
  • Mohamed Haj Abdo Mari Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 82
  • (5–6 children3–7 women30 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    60–340
  • 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 (46) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victims are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Zamanawlasl)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Baladi-News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Qasioun Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Thiqa News Agency)
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    Victims are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SCD Aleppo)
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    Victims are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via @HadiAlabdallah)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via @t6jtp3IOxRHL2Ly)
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/200702833716064/permalink/377471562705856/ Khahwa sada
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    Victims are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via White Helmets Aleppo)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via White Helmets Aleppo)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Victims are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via BBC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via BBC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via BBC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Alsouria)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
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    The body of a child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Freejena)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SCD Aleppo)
  • A wounded man in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SN4HR)
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    The bodies of victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SN4HR)
  • The moment airstrikes struck Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via HNN)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via HNN)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via HNN)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via HNN)
  • List of victims. (via SCD Aleppo)
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    The bodies of victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Alarabiya)
  • The body of a child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SN4HR)
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    The bodies of a victim in the aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via Alatareb.l.c.c2011)
  • The extent of damage caused by airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via HNN)
  • Mustafa Omar Issa, died of his injures on the 27th following airstrikes on Atareb, 13th November 2017. (via @7UFCmSxd0IUBffH)

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
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 82
  • (5–6 children3–7 women30 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    60–340
  • 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 (46) [ collapse]