Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3252

Incident date

March 13, 2018

Location

حي القصور, Al Qousour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

34.745632, 36.710601 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In what local media referred to as “a massacre”, up to nine civilians were killed and as many as 15 were wounded in airstrikes on the residential neighbourhood of Al Qousour, according to local media. Sources attributed the blame to Russia and Syrian regime raids.

The bombing caused an entire building to completely collapse, trapping civilians under the rubble of their homes.

Three women and a child were included in the death toll, according to sources. For example, Zaiton said: “Russian warplanes of the Sukhoi type targeted the neighborhoods of Idlib with five air strikes with high-explosive rockets, leaving three martyrs, including a girl and more than 15 wounded…warplanes caused the collapse of a complete building on the residents in the neighbourhood of Al Kusoor in the city of Idlib”.

Out of the named victims, three were unidentified adult males. Three of the victims were Palestinians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that both Russian and Syrian warplanes fired onto Al Qousour, “causing the destruction of residential building, [the death of] three Palestinians, including a girl, and 15 others were injured.”

They added that “at least three families are still under the rubble of the shelling. The rescue teams are recovering from the debris of the shelling.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (1 child3 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via @Taleb_aldris)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Barada News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Barada News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Qousour, 13th March 2018. (via Zaiton Mag)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (1 child3 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]