Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3344

Incident date

March 27, 2018

Location

محمبل, Mhambel, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.784376, 36.468902 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Civilians were possibly killed and wounded in alleged Russian and/or Syrian airstrikes on the town of Mhambel, Idlib governorate, on March 27th, 2018, according to Shaam News Network.

@IdlibPlus tweeted that “warplanes targeted the town of Mhambel in the southern countryside of Idlib, with several airstrikes.”

@Wateen_Media and @BNN_SYR reported that the warplanes were Russian, but @media_idlib tweeted that “[Syrian] Civil Defense personnel inspected the location of one of the barrel bombs dropped by regime forces helicopters on the outskirts of the town of Mhambel, the place was secured and no human casualties were recorded.”

Activists told Smart News Agency that Syrian regime helicopters dropped explosive barrels on the villages of Mhambel and Al Alia, but that there was no information on civilian casualties.

Shaam News Network, however, reported that “Syrian helicopters and Russian warplanes launched violent airstrikes on the cities and towns of Barah, Kafrnbell, Mhmbel, Al Alia, Nukir, Habit, Altmanah and Hass and Kafroma, causing the deaths of martyrs and wounded civilians.”

It is unclear in which specific incidents as listed by Shaam the reported civilian harm occured. Hence, Airwars has rated the civilian harm status for this incident as “weak”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]