Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3705

Incident date

May 22, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

In what was widely reported as regime airstrikes , three or four civilians including a child died and up to 20 more were wounded in Saraqeb on May 22nd, 2019. However, one source – Mohammed Galul – reported that Russia were also carrying out raids in the town.

Mohamd Aslan joined the Syrian Network for Human Rights in putting the death toll at four.

Several sources counted three airstrikes, wounding up to 20 civilians – one of whom was a child, according to the White Helmets. 4 k more 20 w in 3 strikes

The Syrian Human Rights Committee named two of the victims as Mahmoud Ahmad Al-Omar (child), and Ahmad Muhammad Idris.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Up to four martyrs and more than 20 wounded by regime military aircraft targeting the town of Sarqeb with 3 air strikes"
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged regime airstrike in Saraqeb, May 22nd (via SN4HR)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged regime airstrike in Saraqeb, May 22nd (via SN4HR)
  • Destruction in Saraqeb after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on May 22nd, 2019. (Via @Wesal_TV).
  • Images showing destruction after airstrikes on Saraqeb on May 22nd, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Images showing destruction after airstrikes on Saraqeb on May 22nd, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).
  • Images showing destruction after airstrikes on Saraqeb on May 22nd, 2019. (Via @IdlibPlus).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]