Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2956

Incident date

February 1, 2018

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, 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

Up to five members of the Civil Defence were killed and several were left wounded, local media reported, following alleged Russian or Assad regime shelling of the Civil Defence Center in Saraqib, Idlib.

Several local media reported that the Civil Defence Center had been struck, described by the Civil Defences’ Twitter as “heavy shelling”.

The same source said that the strikes killed four members of the Civil Defence.

Meanwhile, Zaman al-Wasl reported that “Yesterday [February 1st], the cities and towns of the eastern and southern suburbs saw intensive shelling of civilian homes and civilian defence centres, leaving five dead, including volunteers of the civil defence.”
It is, however, not clear from Zaman al-Wasl’s report how many of these victims were killed in the strike on the Civil Defence Center, or in the other strike that also hit Saraqib the same day (described in RS2757).

Most of the sources reported about “several wounded” and all as members of the Civil Defence.

Finally, among all the sources who attributed blame, all pointed to Russian warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]