Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS379

Incident date

January 12, 2016

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.864249, 36.804977 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Four to five civilians including four women and one child were killed in an airstrike on Saraqib, according to multiple reports. While most sources blame Russia for the attack, others claim the Assad regime was responsible.

Shaam News said Russian forces carried out a “massacre” in which five non-combatants including children died. It reported that this was one of three incidents in Idlib on this day, the others being in Ma’arat al Nu’man and Sarmada.

Al Hall reported that “scores of civilians were killed, on Tuesday, and wounded more than a hundred others, a result of air strikes Russian warplanes, which targeted the cities and towns of Idlib countryside“, but they said that the Assad regime was responsible for the raid on Saraqib, which killed five civilians, including an unborn child in a mother’s womb, and left a number wounded. After two other incidents in Idlib on this day, activists said that hospitals were filled with wounded people and that there was an acute shortage of medical supplies.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed regime warplanes – again putting the death toll at five.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the number killed in Idlib had risen to 43 including four children and six women – blaming Russia and saying that the number of deaths was likely to rise due to the severity of injuries sustained in the three attacks.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (0–1 children4 women)
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between 11-15 January.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (0–1 children4 women)
  • 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

Sources (7) [ collapse]