Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3577

Incident date

January 20, 2019

Location

بكسريا, Baksriya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.866414, 36.213093 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes struck the villages of Khan al Sabil and Baksriya in the countryside of Jisr al Shughour on January 20th, 2018, according to local media.

Around 3 AM, an alleged strike hit Baksriya and killed two civilians; one man and a woman.

Between two and nine civilians were reported wounded and were evacuated by the Syrian Civil Defense teams. One local source alleged that most of the wounded were children, but did not mention a specific number.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Destructed buildings of alleged Russian airstrike that targeted Baksriya (via LCCsy).
  • Destructed building in Baksriya caused by an alleged Russian airstrike (via JMC).
  • Destructed building in Baksriya caused by an alleged Russian (via Jisir TV).
  • Firefighters in the Syrian Civil Defense extinguished a fire in Baksriya caused by an alleged Russian airstrike (via @SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Destructed building in Baksriya caused by an alleged Russian airsrike(via @SyrianCoalition).

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
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]