Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3430

Incident date

May 8, 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

Between one and three civilians were killed and several more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Naqir in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that three of those killed were children, who according to the Syrian Network, were from the same family.

Sources on the ground told the Shaam Network that the strikes hit caves being used as underground shelters for civilians.Civil Defense teams managed to retrieve the bodies of the martyrs and rescued two others from the rubble, according to the White Helmets.

Multiple sources alleged the use of rockets in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe and Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Workers tried to rescue survivors and retrieve the bodies of martyrs rom under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News and @hayyanfreedom)
  • An image showing the devastation in the village of Naqier, Idlib Governorate, that was hit by alleged Russian airstrikes on May 8th 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • An image showing the devastation in the village of Naqier, Idlib Governorate, that was hit by alleged Russian airstrikes on May 8th 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • An image showing the devastation in the village of Naqier, Idlib Governorate, that was hit by alleged Russian airstrikes on May 8th 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • An image showing the devastation in the village of Naqier, Idlib Governorate, that was hit by alleged Russian airstrikes on May 8th 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • A plume of smoke rises about Naqier, the village that was hit by alleged Russian airstrikes on May 8th 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The Syria Defense teams retrieved the bodies of martyrs and rescued two survivors from under the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Naqier in Idlib Governorate on May 8th 2017. (via Smart News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Naqier village, May 8th.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Naqier village, May 8th.
  • Al Naqir, two children killed and a third injured after they suffocated in the shelter, which is destroyed on their heads as a result of the fierce attack that lasted more than a month on the village, and today its share was four raids, Including vacuum ones.
  • Footage of destruction in the Al Naqir village in rural Idlib as a result of Russian airstrikes.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (19) [ collapse]