Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2888

Incident date

January 12, 2018

Location

ابوحبة, Abu Habba and Haran villages, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.530669, 36.775407 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed, and five were wounded in airstrikes which struck civilian housing and a mosque in Abu Habba, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Most sources blamed Moscow, however some local media also blamed the Syrian regime. Additionally, one sources pointed to “military aircraft” therefore not attributing blame to a belligerent.

An image published shows members of the Syrian Civil Defence with the body of a civilian, who looks charred, in an ambulance.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Russian warplanes fired missiles on the mosque of Abu Habba village in Idlib governorate eastern suburbs, partially destroying its building and damaging its furniture”.

Other media reported that the worshippers were “deliberately targeted”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    What seems to be a charred body in the ambulance. Aftermath of airstrikes on Abu Habba, 12th Jan 2018. (via Syria Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on the Mosque in Abu Habba, 12th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)

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

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]