Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2941

Incident date

January 29, 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

In the first out of a series of three intensive raids in Idlib on the 29th, as many as 14 civilians were killed, and up to 25 were injured, in an attack on a potato market, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for these strikes.

Euphrates Post reported that five of the victims were from one family.

Footage shows the chaos in the aftermath of the raid, with bodies scattered about the street, alongside rubble and fire.

As many as 25 civilians were wounded, with many taken to medical facilities by the Syrian Civil Defence, who reportedly spent hours digging victims from the rubble.

Zamanaswl reported that “there are critical cases among the injured, which is likely to increase the number of victims.”

Coast Event reported that “The first raids were carried out by the Russian warplanes Su-25 of the type of machine gun. The potato market was targeted by several rockets, killing 12 [civilians] and injuring three.”

There was, according to media, also distinctive destruction to residential homes in the vicinity.

Three anonymous civilians were also listed by Saraqib Media Centre.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Mohammad Ali al-Mohammad Adult male from Mardikh killed
  • Imad Haj Ahmad Adult male from Sheikh Ahmed killed
  • Mosa Ismaeil al-Ahmad Adult male from Sarakb killed
  • Najdat al-Hamad Adult male from Sheikh Ahmed killed
  • Mahmoud Zakzak Adult male from Ariha killed
  • Ahmad al-Jaileh Adult male from Karatin killed
  • Jomea Bashan Adult male from Sheikh Ahmed killed
  • Ibraheem Jomea al-Hamad Adult male from Sheikh Ahmed killed
  • Fajer al-Ahmad Adult male killed
  • Zaher Zakzak Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Razzaq al-Aboud Adult male killed
  • Khadouj Adult female killed
  • Ibraheem Abo Khaled Adult male killed
  • Emad Hajj Ahmad Age unknown injured
  • Zahir Zakzak Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 14
  • (1 woman2–13 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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    The aftermath of a raid on a potato market in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
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    The aftermath of a raid on a potato market in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Hadi Al Abdullah)
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    The aftermath of a raid on a potato market in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
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    The aftermath of a raid on a potato market in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via AJArabic)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via AJArabic)
  • Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via AJArabic)
  • Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via AJArabic)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Saraqib Media Center)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Saraqib Media Center)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Saraqib Media Center)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Saraqib Media Center)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Saraqib Media Center)
  • Mahmoud Zakzak and Zaher Zakzak, brothers killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Ariha Today)
  • Mahmoud Zakzak and Zaher Zakzak, brothers killed in airstrikes on Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Ariha Today)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saraqeb, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)

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
    7 – 14
  • (1 woman2–13 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]