Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2816

Incident date

December 26, 2017

Location

رسم العيد, Rasim Al-Abid, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

34.97812, 37.384662 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An adult male was killed, and others were wounded, when alleged Russian warplanes struck Rasim Al-Abid camp for Internally Displaced Peoples. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with many blaming Russia but some blaming the Syrian regime.

One source states that the bombardments by Russia were “hysterical” with as many as 25 consecutive strikes.

Syrian Press Centre reported only wounded civilians. They also blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Sources reported that tents were damaged in the raids.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “four civilians were killed and others injured by aerial bombardment on the villages of Rasim Al-Abed, Um Muwailat and Al-Mahatta farm in the countryside # Idlib”. All other sources reported that there was only one casualty in Rasim Al-Abid camp.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Mohammed al-Ziab, killed in airstrikes on Rasim Al-Abid camp, 26th December 2017. (via Wasel Aldiab News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]