Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3311

Incident date

March 19, 2018

Location

مخيم الزوف, Al Zof camp, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.700000, 36.700000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians were injured in an alleged Russian forces airstrike on Al Zouf Refugee Camp in Idlib on the borders with Turkey, on March 19th, 2018 According to local sources.

Edlib Media Center (EMC) said that four civilians were injured after a rocket carrying cluster bombs was launched from a Russian battleship Mediterranean on Al Zouf Refugee camp.

Sources including 7al.net and Ain Al Baida Media Center reported that three Turkish soldiers or four were injured as a result of the strike.

@wateen_media and @HalabTodayTV blamed the Syrian regime forces, while 7al.net blamed the Russian warships in the Mediterranean for the attack.

7al said: “Three Turkish border guards were wounded Monday night when a ballistic missile landed near a point in Zuf village of western Idlib countryside on the Syrian-Turkish border.” “A surface-to-surface missile carrying cluster bombs originating from the Russian battleships, landed at 11:00 Tuesday night in the vicinity of the village of Zouf, located between the city of Jisr al-Shughour and the Syrian-Turkish border.”

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported injured
    3–4

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported injured
    3–4

Sources (6) [ collapse]