Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2911

Incident date

January 18, 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 baby was “burned” to death and as many as 12 others civilians were injured, in alleged napalm bomb strikes which hit the residential neighbourhood of Saraqeb, according to local media. All sources attributed Moscow to blame for the strikes.

Sources reported that “dozens of strikes” struck “blood bank”, also known as medical facilities. The facilities were rendered out of service in the aftermath of the raids.

Footage was published show huge fires which broke out due to the use of Internationally Banned Napalm bombs, or “rockets containing incendiary materials” – according to @SyriaCivilDefe.

Many civilians were left with serious burns, including as many as four children and four women – according to Jorf News.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Just moments after napalm bombs struck residential housing in Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via ZaitonMagazine)
  • Just moments after napalm bombs struck residential housing in Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Just moments after napalm bombs struck residential housing in Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Ahmad430Raqqa)
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    Just moments after napalm bombs struck residential housing in Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Malek News)
  • Fires in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A missile shell in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Fires in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Fires in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Fires in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @bakerahmd299)
  • Muhannad Ahmed al-Awad, burned to death in a napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @Wesal_TV)
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    Muhannad Ahmed al-Awad, burned to death in a napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @Wesal_TV)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    Muhannad Ahmed al-Awad, burned to death in a napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Jorf News)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
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    Muhannad Ahmed al-Awad, burned to death in a napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
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    Wounded civilians in the aftermath of the napalm bomb attack on Saraqeb, 18th Jan 2018. (via Al Latamna youth group)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]