Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3388

Incident date

April 3, 2018

Location

كورين, Koreen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.864691, 36.569474 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, including a child, died in the town of Koreen as a result of reported airstrikes by Russian and Syrian forces on April 3rd, 2018 according to local sources.

Smart News said four members of the same family were killed while two others were injured. “Four civilians from one family were killed and two others were injured by airstrikes from a warplane believed to be Russian on Korin village, 10 km south of Idlib city.”

Edlib Media Center showed images of Syrian Civil Defense volunteers puling a child out of the rubble as a result of the airstrike.

Russian fighter jets bombed the town with three air raids, according to Jisr TV. Most sources on the ground corroborated Russia’s involvement in the attack. Neda News said Syrian forces were also responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense pulled out the body of a child who died during the bombing of the town of Koreen (Idlib Media Center)
    https://www.facebook.com/EdlibEmc1/posts/2057470224466536
  • A child's body is removed from the wreckage in Koreen (Idlib Media Center)
    https://www.facebook.com/EdlibEmc1/posts/2057470224466536
  • SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Damage to civilian houses caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • SCD volunteers rescuing civilians after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Damage to civilian homes after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Civilians checking destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Attempts to pull out body of a child killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Civilians checking destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Aftermath images alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 showing children school bags. (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Koreen in Idlib, Syria on April 3rd, 2018 (via EMC)

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

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]