Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2953

Incident date

January 31, 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

A mother and her daughter were burned to death in an airstrike which hit Saraqeb, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes for the raids.

Smart News reported that “More than 18 Russian warplanes and helicopters launched heavy raids on areas east of the town of Sarakib (16 km southeast of Idlib) in northern Syria. Napalm bombs also hit areas in the southern countryside.”

Images show the home of the victims in flames in the aftermath of the raid due to the use of napalm bombs by the named belligerents.

Civilian housing was deliberately “targeted” according to local media.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Wajiha Taha Adult female killed
  • Ragad Samir Armoush Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civilian homes burn in the aftermath of raids on Saraqeb, 31st Jan 2018. (via Saraqeb Today News)
  • Civilian homes burn in the aftermath of raids on Saraqeb, 31st 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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]