Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2817

Incident date

December 26, 2017

Location

مزرعة العزيزية, Mazrat Al-Aziziya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.470911, 36.728754 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Two adult males died in airstrikes by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes in Mazrat Al-Aziziya, local media reported. Sources blamed both said belligerents for the raids.

Aljazeera reported that “10 people were killed and dozens injured others this morning in a Russian air bombardment on the towns of Al Taman’a,  Al Dajaj and Al Hamdaniya and farms in the southern countryside Idlib.” Airwars researchers did not find any civilian casualty allegations for the other towns therefore we have included ten as a possible death toll for this incident.

Footage shows as many as six raids on the vicinity in a continuous bombardment.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “suspected Russian warplanes fired a missile as well as Syrian regime force helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on Mazra’et al Aziziya”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 10
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment six raids targeted Mazrat Al-Aziziya, 26th December 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The exact moment six raids targeted Mazrat Al-Aziziya, 26th December 2017. (via Edlib EMC)
  • The exact moment six raids targeted Mazrat Al-Aziziya, 26th December 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of raids targeted Mazrat Al-Aziziya, 26th December 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)

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
    2 – 10
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]