Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2884

Incident date

January 10, 2018

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A mother and her son were killed and as many as four other civilians were wounded in airstrikes which hit oil stalls in Saraqeb, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some attributing blame to the Syrian regime, while others blamed Russia.

Sources said that two rocket strikes caused huge fires, and much material damage.

Footage shows parachute missiles falling on the vicinity including the exact moment they struck.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence cleared up the aftermath and searched for victims within the fires of the oil stalls.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Amina al Sheikh Ibrahim Adult female mother killed
  • Emad al Sheikh Ibrahim Child male son killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Parachute missiles drop on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Yahya Ahmad)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 10th Jan 2018. (via Syria 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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]