Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2892

Incident date

January 13, 2018

Location

كفر بطيخ, Kafr Batikh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.781729, 36.72122 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians were reportedly killed, and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes which struck the vicinity of Kafr Batikh. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for airstrikes.

Sources reported that RPGs were fired on the vicinity by SU 24 planes, which are Russian.

The event was described as a massacre, due to the high number of dead and wounded.

In addition, local media reported that as many as 20 shops and homes were destroyed in the raids. Members of the Civil Defence worked to dig victims out of the rubble in the aftermath of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Hadi Al Abdullah)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Mu’az Al Shami)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Abou Al Souss)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Kafr Batikh, 13th Jan 2018. (via @mohamad_msry)

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]