Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3539

Incident date

September 4, 2018

Location

البدرية, Al Badriya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.83411, 36.2199 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A woman was reportedly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Badriya on September 4th, 2018, according to local sources. Possibly, more civilians were killed and injured.

@SyriaCivilDefe reported that “a woman was injured and a large number of civilian property was destroyed, after an aerial bombardment targeted the homes of civilians in the village of Al Badriya, near the town of #Mahmal. Civil defence teams went to the site and worked to help the injured and inspect and secure the place.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Observatory had monitored “the death of four people including a man and his wife, and injured about eight others including two women with varying severity, in the shelling on Kafridin and the shelling on the vicinity of Al Janudiyyeh and Al Badriya.” The source did not specify how man civilian casualties fell in Al Badriya.

Al Ariha also reported civilian casualties in Al Badriya but also did not specify a number.

Ebaa News reported that Russian warplanes had targeted schools in the village of Badriya in the morning. According to @Mithaq_plus, the Al Badriya School for Basic Education was targeted.

All sources reported Russia as the belligerent of the airstrike.

Sputnik reported that during the night on September 4th, Russian airforces targeted Al Nusra drones. This seems to be a separate incident, where no civilian harm was reported.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
    Other

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "A woman was injured and a large number of civilian property was destroyed, after an aerial bombardment targeted the homes of civilians in the village of Al-Badria, near the town of # Mahmal. Civil defense teams went to the site and worked to help the injured and inspect and secure the place" (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • An injured woman is carred away by Syrian Civil Defence volunteers after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Badriya on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping an injured woman after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Badriya on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Badriya on September 4th, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
    Other

Sources (10) [ collapse]