Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3334

Incident date

March 26, 2018

Location

الصفيات, Al Safyat, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.806667, 36.180833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A number of civilians were reported injured in  airstrikes on Al Safyat in Idlib, Syria on March 26th, 2018.

While multiple sources reported strikes, only one, the Shaam News Network (SNN), mentioned civilian harm. According to SNN, “Russian aircraft launched fierce air raids on the cities and towns of Ariha and Al Taman’a and Harsh Abidin and Al Naqir and Harsh Al Habit in the southern countryside, and Jisir Al Shugur, Al Safyat and Zarzour in the western countryside. This led to the fall of a number of wounded civilians”. It is unclear how many civilians were wounded in Al Safyat.

@s.4sahel reported that the Russian warplanes targeted Al Safyat village and its surrounding with more than 16 airstrikes.

While Shaam Network, @PressNetwor, @Hourya.Press and @s.4sahel blamed Russian forces for the strikes, Idlib Plus and Ain al-Abyadh media blamed the Syrian regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]