Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3387

Incident date

April 3, 2018

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81374, 36.60964 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A child was among two civilians killed in airstrikes on a vegetable market in the city of Ariha, local sources reported.

Majd Mohi al-Din, the son of the Hassan Mohiuddin, died several days after sustaining serious injuries in the attack. At least seven other civilians were wounded including four in a serious condition, according to Step News.

Five warplanes hovered over in Idlib throughout the morning, according to Enab Baladi, eventually launching two raids on the heavily populated area. Both Russian and Syrian forces are alleged to have been responsible.

Civil defence teams worked to remove civilians from the rubble. Those wounded included two correspondents from local news outlet Halab Today TV.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of strikes on Ariha, April 3rd 2018. (via EMC)
    https://www.enabbaladi.net/archives/218208
  • An alleged regime strike hits Ariha, April 3rd 2018 (via Hadi Abdullah)
    https://twitter.com/HadiAlabdallah/status/981062641983639552
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on a popular market in Ariha, April 3rd 2018 (via Hashtag revolution)
    https://twitter.com/2011Hsr/status/981160381757427712
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams pulled civilians from the rubble ion Ariha, April 3rd 2018 (via White Helmets)
    https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDefe/status/981094405435219968
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams pulled civilians from the rubble ion Ariha, April 3rd 2018 (via White Helmets)
    https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDefe/status/981094405435219968
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian raids on a popular market in Ariha, April 3rd 2018.
  • Alleged regime strikes on Ariha market, April 3rd 2018.
  • The aftermath of the strikes on a market in Ariha, April 3rd 2018.
  • Destruction in Ariha following airstrikes on April 3rd 2018 (via Step)
  • Destruction in Ariha following airstrikes on April 3rd 2018 (via SN4HR)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]