Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3346

Incident date

March 27, 2018

Location

النقير, Al Naqir, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.499547, 36.540818 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and up to three civilians were injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the village of Al Naqir, Idlib governorate, on March 27th, 2018, according to local sources.

HalabTodayTV reported that “a woman was killed and several people were wounded, and more than 10 houses were destroyed by Russian raids targeting the village of Al Naqir in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

@omaralhaj15 tweeted that the name of the killed woman was Walida Hassan Al Hussein and that three other women were wounded, mentioning four airstrikes and eight artillery shells targeting the village. @HadiAlabdallah reported the use of phosphorus.

Local activists told Smart News Agency that Russian warplanes launched “four raids on the village, as the regime forces bombed them with a number of missiles from their positions at the ‘Bridge’ checkpoint, north of the city of Hama, killing a woman and wounding two civilians, in addition to destroying more than six houses.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, reported that Russian airstrikes targeted the tents of Internally Displaced People west of Al Naqir village, adding that several civilians had been wounded and that two tents were burnt.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of alleged Russian airstrikes and/or Syrian regime artillery strikes on the village of Al Naqir on March 27th, 2018 (via @HadiAlabdallah).
  • Footage of alleged Russian airstrikes and/or Syrian regime artillery strikes on the village of Al Naqir on March 27th, 2018 (via @@abomuhamed12345).
  • Baladi News report of the air and artillery strikes on the village of Al Naqir on March 27th, 2018 (via Baladi News).

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]