Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3446

Incident date

June 10, 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

Two children from the same family were killed and a woman injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ariha in Idlib, Syria on June 10th, 2018, according to local media sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that “Russian airstrikes targeted the city of Ariha in central Idlib countryside, resulting in the fall of martyrs and wounded civilians.”

@SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that “Two girls martyred and another woman was injured, after an airstrike by the regime forces on the city of Ariha, south of the city of Idlib, and the civil defense teams managed, after a work that lasted for more than 3 hours, to pull out bodies of the martyrs from the rubble of their destroyed house and complete search and rescue operations.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights named the two girls reporting that “The girls, sisters, Zahraa Sarmini and Amina Sarmini were killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired several missiles on al Sharqi neighborhood in Ariha city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on June 10th, 2018.”

Ariha Today said the raids were undertaken with Sukhoi-22 and that the strikes caused destruction to civilians’ houses.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "Two girls martyred and a woman was injured, after an air strike by the regime warplanes on the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, and civil defense teams managed, after three hours to extract the martyrs from the rubble of their destroyed house and complete search and rescue operations."
  • "Al-Assad warplanes bombard the cities and towns of Binnish, Ram Hamdan, Taftanaz, Ma`rat Misrin and Ariha in the countryside of Idlib with several air strikes that led to martyrs and injured civilians."
  • "New martyrs in raids on the city of Ariha, Idlib, Syria."
  • "Watch the regime's air strikes on the city of Ariha, in Idlib countryside."
  • "The regime's warplanes target with missiles the city of Ariha, in the southern countryside of Idlib."
  • White Helmets volunteers rescuing civilians after an alleged Russian or regime raid on Ariha in Idlib, on June 10th, 2018 (via SCD)
  • White Helmets volunteers rescuing civilians after an alleged Russian or regime raid on Ariha in Idlib, on June 10th, 2018 (via SCD)
  • White Helmets volunteers rescuing civilians after an alleged Russian or regime raid on Ariha in Idlib, on June 10th, 2018 (via SCD)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime strikes on Ariha, Idlib on June 10th, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Syria Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after a raid on Ariha on June 10th, 2018 (via Ariha Today)
  • Syria Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after a raid on Ariha on June 10th, 2018 (via Ariha Today)
  • Syria Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after a raid on Ariha on June 10th, 2018 (via Ariha Today)
  • Syria Civil Defense volunteers rescuing civilians after a raid on Ariha on June 10th, 2018 (via Ariha Today)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (19) [ collapse]