Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2933

Incident date

January 22, 2018

Location

الغدفة, Ghadfa, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6742, 36.79058 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A young man was killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded in airstrikes on Ghadfa, according to local media. Sources all attributed the blamed to Russian warplanes.

It is unclear whether the victim was a child or an adult male.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), a high school in al Gharbi neighbourhood was struck with missiles and cluster bombs which caused damage to the fence and parts of the school building. SN4HR was the only source to report that the school was struck.

Later on SN4HR published an image of an unexploded cluster bomb was found in the agricultural lands surrounding al Gharbi.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (0–1 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • An un-exploaded cluster bomb in the aftermath of airstrikes on Ghadfa, 22nd Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)

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
  • (0–1 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]