At least 10 civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 21st, 2019, according to local sources. One of the victims died on September 23rd due to his injuries sustained in the strikes. One source reported eight fatalities.
A SY-24 correspondent stated: “The correspondent indicated that the city of Saraqib in the Idlib countryside was also subjected to airstrikes this afternoon by the warplanes, which led to civilian casualties.”
@binnish_revolu initially tweeted that “a child and a man were wounded as a preliminary result, following a missile strike on the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib.”
Geiroon reported that “in the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib, 10 civilians, including children and women, were injured in very serious cases, in shelling by the regime’s warplanes targeting the city center.”
Safaa Al Khalaf posted the names of 10 injured civilians, including one woman and a child. On September 23rd, Justice Organisation reported that “Bara Jamal Najjar, a young man, was killed in Saraqeb city of eastern Idlib countryside due to his injuries about two months ago when he was bombed by warplanes of the Assad regime on Saraqeb city.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was the only source reporting multiple fatalities: “Eight citizens, including a woman and a child at least, were killed in a massacre carried out by regime’s warplanes which targeted Saraqib town in the eastern countryside of Idlib.”
According to Smart News Agency, the attack was carried out on a residential area and injured a total of nine civilians, including women and children. In a separate post, the source reported on ten wounded civilians.
“Two women were wounded and civilian homes were severely destroyed, as a result of warplanes targeting residential neighbourhoods in the city of Saraqib with two vacuum missiles”, wrote @IdlibPlus.
Some sources, such as the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, blamed Russia for the strikes, while others, including Smart News Agency, pointed to the Syrian regime.
The incident occured in the morning.
- Laith Al Judy Age unknown male knee injury injured
- Baraa Jamal Najjar Adult male died of head injury killed
- Hassan Masfara Age unknown male injured
- Adel Al Qassem Adult male shoulder injury injured
- Nada Al Mohammed Adult female hand injury injured
- Ahmed Shirtah Adult male injured
- Ammar Talawi Adult male injured
- Ahmed Marawan Hallaq Age unknown male back injury injured
- Tala Ammar Talawi Child female head injury injured
- Saad Al Mushrif Adult male external injury to the abdomen and back injured