Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2875

Incident date

January 9, 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

As many as eight civilians were killed – including four from one family – as well as others wounded in airstrikes which hit Abu Al-zuhur. Sources mostly blamed Russian warplanes, however one source did blame the Syrian regime. Additionally, local media reported that “explosive barrels” were used, a weapon known to be used by the Assad regime.

The raid was described by one source as a “massacre”. Others referred to it as an “intensive raid”.

Footage shows the body of a woman being dragged from the rubble. Other images published shows civilians being treated in a medical facility for their wounds.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (1 child3 women)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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    The body of a woman is pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Abu Al-zuhur, 9th Jan 2018. (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Abu Al-zuhur, 9th Jan 2018. (via Syria Coalition)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on bu Al-zuhur, 9th Jan 2018. (via Aleppo civil defence)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on bu Al-zuhur, 9th Jan 2018. (via Aleppo civil defence)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on bu Al-zuhur, 9th Jan 2018. (via Aleppo civil defence)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (1 child3 women)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]