Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2916

Incident date

January 19, 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

According to local media, four civilians were killed and an unspecified number were wounded in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Saraqeb. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing the blame to Russian warplanes, while two others blamed the Syrian regime.

The residential homes were hit in the evening, according to Fresh Syria.

Sources added that members of the Syrian Civil Defence were transporting wounded civilians from the site to a medical facility in the aftermath of the raid.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Walid al-Qasem "Haj Mahmoud" Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Walid al-Qasem "Haj Mahmoud" Child male killed
  • Midhat Obaideen Adult male killed
  • Jihad al-Ebaideen Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence transporting civilians to a nearby medical facility, 19th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Walid al-Qasem "Haj Mahmoud", killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 19th Jan 2018. (via VDC)

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 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]