Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2937

Incident date

January 28, 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

Nine civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, in airstrikes which hit a residential neighbourhood in Saraqeb in the morning, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes for the airstrikes.

According to sources, warplanes and helicopters hit the vicinity with more than 40 raids, with four explosive barrels. “A rotation of warplanes and helicopters bomb[ed] the city since the morning, using rockets and explosive barrels, where more than 40 raids with warplanes, four explosive barrels and three naval mines.”

Footage shows the serious material damage to the vicinity, which included the destruction of many residential homes.

Local media channel Nabaa-sy News reported that “the city was subjected to dozens of air strikes loaded with high-explosive cluster and concussion rockets by the Syrian and Russian warplanes, and left extensive destruction in the houses of civilians in the city.”

According to Airwars researchers and assessors, many of the images could have either been taken in this strike, or R2741 in Ma’arat Nu’man. It is unclear as to which strike many images belong.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Abd al-Motaleb Hallak Adult male killed
  • Shahed Abd al-Motaleb Hallak Child female killed
  • Ali al-Shaikh Deeb Adult male killed
  • Leen Ali al-Shaikh Deeb 4 months years old female killed along with her father killed
  • Abd al-Shaikh Deeb Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Darweesh Adult male killed
  • Yazan Qasem al-Haj Mosa Adult male killed
  • Abdul Rahman Shalash Adult male killed
  • Hamdi Age unknown displaced person killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (2 children6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    16–20
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • A dead child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via @blackpearls6464)
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    A dead child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
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    Dead and wounded are rescued in the aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence Center in Idlib)
  • Abd Al Muttaleb Hallak and his daughter Shahed, victims of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via @ZakSh91)
  • Footage showing the strikes which hit Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Footage showing the aftermath of strikes which hit Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • Footage showing the aftermath of strikes which hit Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. ((via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. ( (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Sraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Ebaa News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Fresh-sy News)
  • An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via Fresh-sy News)
  • Victims of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via @izat5561)
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    Injured civilian from airstrikes in Saraqeb, 28th jan 2018. (via @4b7861052c8f4d6)
  • Blood in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 28th jan 2018. (via @4b7861052c8f4d6)
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    A dead child killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th jan 2018. (via @4b7861052c8f4d6)
  • Shahed Hallak, killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th jan 2018. (via @Samhu12)
  • Abdul Muttalib Hallak, killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via @blackpearls6464)
  • Yazan Qasem al-Haj Mosa, killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via VDC)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes from Saraqeb, 28th Jan 2018. (via ALkawakibi Organization For Human Rights)

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
    6 – 9
  • (2 children6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    16–20
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]