Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3391

Incident date

April 4, 2018

Location

مناطق متعددة في أدلب, Various locations Idlib: Ariha, Khan Sheikhoun, Jisr al-Shughour, Hazarin, Al Rakaya, Abidin, Al-Zayara, Kars’a, Kansfara, Al Bara,Al Hbit,Al Naqir, Al Qastan, Halwaz, Al Ghassaniya, Al Alya,Al Drebat , Ashtabrak , Al Taybat and Al Bashiyriya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.700000, 36.700000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in Idlib province as airstrikes bombarded towns across the region, local media reported.

Smart News said Syrian forces shelled a market in the town of Bara, injuring four civilians, including a child, who were taken by civil defense teams to local medical points.

Helicopters threw several barrels of explosives on areas around Marj Zuhour and Zizun, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, although there were no reports of casualties. Warplanes also reportedly struck city of Jisr al-Shughur and villages of Sukkari, Ghassaniya and Halwaz in the western countryside of Idlib.

Rakaya and Khan Sheikun suffered material damage although no reports of casualties.

Russian forces destroyed large parts of Ariha according to a source on the ground.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Video of the airstrike in Idlib
  • Several towns across Idlib were struck, April 2018 (TRT)
    https://twitter.com/TRTArabi/status/981604617640402944
  • Several towns across Idlib were struck, April 2018 (TRT)
    https://twitter.com/TRTArabi/status/981604617640402944
  • Several towns across Idlib were struck, April 2018 (TRT)
    https://twitter.com/TRTArabi/status/981604617640402944
  • The city of Jericho was among those hit, April 2018 (Um Youssef)
    https://twitter.com/Omyusifsyria/status/981491863764037632

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]