Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2934

Incident date

January 22, 2018

Location

سنقرة, Sanqara, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.809391, 36.474009 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, in airstrikes which hit residential housing in Sanqara, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing blame to Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime.

Images show what can only be described as a massacre, with the bodies of women and children spread across the vicinity.

According to media, members of the Syrian Civil Defence rushed to rescue injured bodies, taking victims to the nearest medical facilities. Many of the injured were in a serious condition, with one source reporting that the death toll was expected to rise.

Napalm bombs were reportedly used, as were RPG’s with cluster bombs.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abd al-Azeem Maeri Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Lateef Hamzeh Maeri Adult male killed
  • Doae Ahmad Maeri Adult female killed
  • Fatoum Ahmad Saleh Maeri Adult female killed
  • Abdullah Ahmad Saleh Maeri Child male killed
  • Dimah Ahmad Shakeeb Maeri Child female killed
  • Mahmoud Dibo Maeri Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1–2 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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
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  • News bulletin reporting on airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via Al Jisir TV)
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    Victims in the aftermath of airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via Idlib Defence Centre)
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    Victims in the aftermath of airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via Nabaa-sy)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via Enab baladi)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sanqara, 22nd Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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
    8
  • (1–2 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]