Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2885

Incident date

January 11, 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 man was killed and four others were wounded in airstrikes which struck Saraqeb, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, most blaming Russia while one sources blamed the Syrian regime.

According to local media there was damage to civilian properties, in the “four raids” which struck the vicinity.

Masses of smoke were seen to engulf the city in the aftermath of the rocket attack.

Footage shows the alleged plane flying over the vicinity and the immediate aftermath.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an airstrike hit the vicinity of Saraqeb, 11th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The exact moment an airstrike hit the vicinity of Saraqeb and its aftermath, 11th Jan 2018. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Civilian housing damaged in the aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 11th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 11th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]