Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3022

Incident date

February 13, 2018

Location

عيناتا , Enata, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.82262, 36.48483 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians, including up to two children and one woman, were killed while as many as six civilians were wounded following alleged Russian shelling of Enata, western Idlib, local media reported.

In this event, several sources reported that Russian warplanes had carried out airstrikes in Enata. The twitter account Hassan Darwisho mentioned that the strikes hit a camp in the village.

Several sources reported that the strikes had killed two civilians, while some specified that the victims were a woman and a child. As the only one, Step News Agency reported three fatalities; two children and one woman.

Between two and six civilians were left wounded, according to the local reports.

All known sources, who identified a culprit, pointed to Russia.

It should be noted that the reports from Enata match the previous event, R2825, that took place in an unnamed village in Idlib, also on February 13th. The unnamed village is located 15 km from Idlib, while Enata is 20 km from Idlib. Therefore, there is a possibility that the two incidents might be the same.

However, as of now, they will be treated separately.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The Civil Defense trying to rescue wounded civilians from under the rubble following the alleged Russian strike in Enata, Idlib, February 13th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • News report from Enata, Idlib, as it was subject to alleged Russian shelling og February 13th, 2018 (via Jsirtv)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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]