Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2863

Incident date

January 7, 2018

Location

ابو الظهور, Abu Al-zuhur, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.738034, 37.047858 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians were killed and wounded following alleged Russian airstrikes on Abu Al-zuhur. Sources either blamed Russian warplanes, or “helicopters”, making this a contested event.

According to local media, “successive raids” and “heavy shelling” caused “large umbers of dead and wounded” as well as destruction to residential buildings.

The raids, which according to local media occurred in the morning, targeted “Abu al dhouhour, Tal al-Tuqan, Sarqab, al-Sarman, al-Ghadfa, Abu Makki, the outskirts of Ma’arashurin, Tal Kursan, al-Haraki, Jarjnaz and al-Tamanah.”

Smart News reported that a number of civilians were killed and “more than 40 members of the Civil Defence teams” were wounded by Russian warplanes.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]