Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3227

Incident date

March 11, 2018

Location

مدينة ادلب, Idlib City, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9266201, 36.6180588 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian died and up to six more were wounded in multiple alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Idlib, according to sources on the ground.

Enab Baladi reported “four victims, including wounded, as an initial toll”. According to the White Helmets, their teams “evacuated six civilian casualties after the city of Idlib was targeted by five air strikes by Russian aviation”.

@HadiAlabdallah noted that the  “bombing focused on the easten neighboruhoods of the city”. Multiple locations were reportedly struck:

The outskirts of the city and the centre.
The Central Bank building – now used by the city council.
The Ministry of Justice building.
The university district.
The examination building of the Directorate of Education.

Enab Baladi provided gave the most extensive information on the raids: “Four raids targeted both the the outskirts of the city and the centre, in addition to the building of the Ministry of Justice and local administration of the government. Activists posted a video recording showing the destruction of the ministry building, located near the garage. The fifth raid targeted the university district in the city, the former Central Bank building, in addition to the examination building of the Directorate of Education.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrike on Idlib City, 11th March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrike on Idlib City, 11th March 2018. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrike on Idlib City, 11th March 2018. (via Enab baladi)
  • A map showing the location of an alleged Russian airstrike on the former Central Bank building in Idlib City, March 11th 2018 (via @salahuarab)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]