Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2893

Incident date

January 13, 2018

Location

سرجة, Sarja in Jabal Al Zawiya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5816284, 36.9212293 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians were reported killed and as many as ten civilians were injured in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Sarja. A woman was included in the injured, an a child was included in the death toll. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia fo the strikes. One source blamed an anonymous “airforce”.

According to local media, the Syrian civil Defence base in the vicinity was hit and destroyed, rendering it inoperable.

Vehicles and other residential buildings were also destroyed in what sources described was a two raid attack.

Footage shows unrecognisable body parts being pulled from the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (24) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Hadi Al Abdullah)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, showing the remains of victims, 13th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office (2)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Step Network for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV )
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV )
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sarja, 13th Jan 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV )

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]