Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3351

Incident date

March 28, 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

Three civilians including one child at least were reported killed and several other civilians injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on Al Naqir in Idlib, Syria on March 28th, 2018 according to local sources.

Northern Syria Observer reported that “a child and two civilians were killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Al-Naqir, south of Idlib.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “the child Mustafa Ayman al Omar, from Qabr Fidda village in Hama governorate western suburbs, was killed as suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on al Naqir village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on March 28th, 2018.”

@24Idlib reported that “At least a child, Mustafa Ayman Al Omar, male, was killed in an initial outcome intense shelling by the Assad forces on the village of Al-Naqir, south of Idlib.”

Other sources said that a girl was also killed. Step News said that “also this morning the child Mustafa Omar and another girl were killed by targeting the town of Nqair and its camp in the southern countryside of Idlib with rocket-propelled grenades from the concentration points of the regime forces.”

Only one source claimed that Mustafa Omar who was killed in the airstrike is an adult, while all the other sources confirmed he is a child.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers rescuing civilians after airstrikes allegedly by Russian forces or the Syrian regime on Al Naqir in Idlib, Syria on March 28th, 2018 (via SyriaCivilDefence)
  • Airstrikes allegedly by Russian forces or the Syrian regime on Al Naqir in Idlib, Syria on March 28th, 2018 (via SyriaCivilDefence)
  • Raids allegedly by Russian forces or the Syrian regime on Al Naqir in Idlib, Syria on March 28th, 2018 (via SyriaCivilDefence)

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]