Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3889

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that two or three civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Hama governorate, on July 10th, 2019.

According to Zaitonmag, “the city of Saraqib was subjected to an airstrike targeting the eastern neighbourhoods of the city with two missiles, wounding three civilians.”

@mahmoudalbakor1 tweeted: “Planes of the Al Assad terrorist forces targeted the industrial zone in the city. The bombing caused great damage to industrial and commercial shops and homes surrounding the area, and two people were injured.”

@abuhuzaifa_ also reported three wounded. According to @bakerahmd299, the victims were “lightly wounded”.

While several sources blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes on the city, others, such as @AbuWael_Daraya, blamed Russian warplanes. Geiroon gave a summary of airstrikes on Hama governorate on July 10th, writing that both Russia and the Syrian regime were actively conducting airstrikes in the area that day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Planes of the Al Assad terrorist forces targeted the industrial zone in the city. The bombing caused great damage to industrial and commercial shops and homes surrounding the area, and two people were injured.” (via @mahmoudalbakor1).
  • Damaged buildings after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib on July 10th, 2019 (via @mahmoudalbakor1).
  • An injured victim is being carried away after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib on July 10th, 2019 (via @mahmoudalbakor1).
  • Translation: “Several civilian casualties as a result of the warplanes targeting the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib, with air strikes” (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib on July 10th, 2019 (via @mahmoudalbakor1).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (23) [ collapse]