Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2946

Incident date

January 30, 2018

Location

اريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8141415, 36.6017972 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

In what has been described by local media as a massacre, as many as 15 civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Souq Al Hal (markets) in Ariha. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

Sources differed when reporting on the number of civilian deaths, with Syrian Network for Human Rights reporting as low as six deaths, while others reported as many as 15 had died. The number of wounded was counted by most media as in the dozens.

An entire displaced family from Darya was said to be included in the death toll.

Images and footage show the devastating amount of destruction caused to local shops and civilian housing. In addition, huge fires blazed in the vicinity.

@shahed_alep reported that it was a fish market, however images show the destruction of various shops.

One source reported that there as many as four raids on the vicinity, with hundreds of bombs.

As well as the named civilians, two unidentified adult males were listed by Violations Documentation Centre.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Mouhammad Jalal Kamoun Child male killed
  • Karam Jalal Kamoun Child male killed
  • Shireen al-Salama Adult female killed
  • Morsel Mohammad Braik Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Ilah Othman Adult male killed
  • Lotfi Qorbi Adult male killed
  • Zakaria Haj Soliman Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Fares Tako Adult male killed
  • Jamal Sharif Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 15
  • (2 children1 woman8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18–24
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Enab baladi News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Syria.TV News)
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Idlib Syrian Civil Defence)
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    A dead child in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @YmMWi2d1RA5hKJM)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @shehab_Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @shehab_Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @shehab_Agency)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @shehab_Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @mohamed1aldaher)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @mohamed1aldaher)
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via @sada4sahel)
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    Morsel Mohammad Braik, killed in airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via VDC)
  • Mustafa Fares Tako and Jamal Sharif, killed in airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via lcv.Msebeen)
  • Mustafa Fares Tako and Jamal Sharif, killed in airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via lcv.Msebeen)
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    Mustafa Fares Tako, killed in airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Ahmad Tako)
  • Lotfi Qurabi Abu Ramiz (right), killed in airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via Eyad Batal)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)
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    Chaos in the aftermath of airstrikes on markets in Ariha, 30th Jan 2018. (via EMC)

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 – 15
  • (2 children1 woman8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18–24
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]