Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3008

Incident date

February 9, 2018

Location

قرية حاس, Haas, Idib, Syria

Geolocation

35.616349, 36.593399 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

In this major event, described by many as “massacre”, alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, killed between five and 17 civilians, including children and women as well wounding up to dozens, local media reported.

Enab Baladi reported that the shelling in Haas was a part of a larger Russian offensive in the Idlib province, and its correspondent reported wide-spanning civilian harm as a consequence.

Local activists told the Syrian News Network that warplanes struck Hass with more than eight missiles in a row, hitting several neighbourhoods within the town.

In this widely-reported event, sources reported a death toll of at least five civilians, as reported by AJA_Breaking, and as many as 17, as reported by Smart News Agency. Most sources said that there had been between 12 and 15 fatalities, hereof including women and children.

Locals on the ground told Smart News Agency that the warplanes, that had launched high-explosive rockets in the residential neighbourhoods, killed 12 civilians, including two children and five women.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported 13 fatalities, hereof three children and seven women.

The number of wounded spanned from 15 to as many as “dozens” and 25 as reported by Hadi Abdullah and Syria Civil Defense.

All sources unanimously pointed to Russia as responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 17
  • (2–3 children5–7 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–25
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    Footage from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Step News Agency)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Moaz Shami)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via al-Jazeera)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Enab Baladi)
  • The moment the alleged Russian airstrike hits Haas, Idlib, February 9th, 2018 (via Syrian News Network)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Hadi Abdullah)
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    A child victim of the alleged Russian shelling og Haas, Idlib on February 9th, 2018 (via Abu ALhuda)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes in Haas, Idlib, that left large parts of the town in rubble, February 9th, 2018 (via Orient News)
  • Footage from the emergency room where numbers of civilians are receiving treatment following the alleged Russian shelling of Haas, Idlib, February 9th, 2018 (via Laith1919)
  • The Civil Defence trying to rescue civilians from under the rubble following the alleged Russian shelling of Haas, Idlib, February 9th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The Civil Defence trying to rescue civilians from under the rubble following the alleged Russian shelling of Haas, Idlib, February 9th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Victims of the alleged Russian shelling of Haas, Idlib, February 9th, 2018 (via The Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 17
  • (2–3 children5–7 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–25
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]