Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3314

Incident date

March 20, 2018

Location

مخيم عقربات, Aqrabat camp, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.0412099, 37.464692 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least nine civilians, mainly children, were killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Aqrabat camp for Internally Displaced People, north of the town of Hass in Idlib province, on March 20th, 2018, according to local sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCCSy) reported that seven civilians had been killed and that there were dozens of wounded after “Russian airstrikes with rocket-propelled grenades targeting at Aqrabat camp for Internally Displace People at noon today.”

While the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) and the Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) listed the names of nine victims, media such as Smart News have put the death toll at 10 civilians. Among the victims are a woman and her child, two siblings, and another woman with three of her children, as reported by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Between 10, as reported by Smart News, and 15, reported by Step News Agency, civilians were injured, mainly children.

Smart News Agency reported that “warplanes targeted the camp of the town of Hass in two areas, killing 10 civilians and injuring 10 others, most of them children. The Civil Defence teams brought the victims to nearby hospitals.” Khaled Althman reported on Facebook that air-to-air rockets and rockets had been used.

Adnan Mando, a member of the “Free Police” in Hess, told Smart News Agency that the camp had been completely destroyed by the fires caused by the bombing.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (6–8 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (via Syrian Human Rights Network.
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    Footage after the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (via @abomuhamed12345).
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    Footage of the second airstrike on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (via @asadaldeensherk).
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    Photo of dead children after the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20th 2018 (via @asadaldeensherk).
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    Photo of dead child after the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20th 2018 (via @asadaldeensherk).
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    Photo of dead children after the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20th 2018 (via @asadaldeensherk).
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    Photo of dead child after the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20th 2018 (via @asadaldeensherk).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (@asadaldeensherk).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (@asadaldeensherk).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (@asadaldeensherk).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (@asadaldeensherk).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (via Khaled Althman on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes on Aqrabat camp near Hass on March 20, 2018 (via Khaled Althman on Facebook).

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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • (6–8 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]