Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3842

Incident date

June 22, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An airstrike local sources believed to be Russian struck a residential neighborhood in Saraqib. According to the Syrian Civil Defense forces who were at the scene, four high-explosive missiles struck a house and killed a family of five, including two women and two children. The source claimed seven other civilians were wounded, including two children.

@Abdhasa41673390 tweeted a picture of one of the children who was reported killed with a certificate of excellence in his hands which he received from the school days earlier to the strike. According to the source, he, his father, brother, mother and grandmother were killed and found under the rubble of their house.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Saraqib after it was struck by an alleged Russian airstrike on June 22nd (via @Ahmad_Al_Kassom).
  • Syrian Civil Defense at the scene after an airstrike struck a house in Saraqib on June 22nd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense at the scene after an airstrike struck a house in Saraqib on June 22nd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense at the scene after an airstrike struck a house in Saraqib on June 22nd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • People searching through the rubble for the victims of an alleged Russian airstrike on a residential neighborhood in the town of Saraqib on June 22nd (via @Abdhasa41673390).
  • Child who was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib on June 22nd (via @Abdhasa41673390).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]