Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2969

Incident date

February 3, 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

Up to five civilians were killed and several more were left wounded following alleged Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes in Saraqeb, Idlib, local media reported.

Saraqeb had reportedly been subject to several aerial attacks in the previous days and local activists told al-Araby that “the city is being burned by intensive air strikes.”

The majority of sources pointed to Russian warplanes as responsible. For example, Zaman al-Wasl reported how Saraqeb Russian warplanes that carried out “more than 30 raids.”

However, a handful of sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime, while Shaam News Network said that both Russia and the Assad regime were behind the strikes.

Finally, Step News Agency, who did not apportion blame, merely reported about the use of “rocket-propelled grenades” indicating ground-launched artillery shelling.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the contested airstrikes hitting in Saraqeb, Idlib, February 3rd, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the contested strikes in Saraqeb, Idlib, February 3rd, 2018 (via al-Jazeera)
  • The aftermath of the contested strikes in Saraqeb, Idlib, February 3rd, 2018 (via al-Araby)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]