Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3960

Incident date

July 26, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck the Al Hal Market in Saraqib, Idlib governorate in the morning of July 26th, 2019, killing up to two civilians and wounding up to 10.

According to Step News Agency, one civilian was killed while Shaam News Network reported two killed civilians. Smart News Agency reported eight wounded while @SyrianCoalition claimed a total of nine wounded. Smart News Agency added that the injuries ranged between “moderate to dangerous” and that the wounded were transferred to nearby medical points.

Orient News, Al Jazeera Syria and Shaam News reported the bombing of the Syrian regime, on the Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib in Idlib resulted in the death of one person and a number of injuries.

According to Justice Organization, the killing of Hikmat Hamdan Al Ezzo from the town of Saraqib in the eastern countryside of Idlib was a result of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime rocket attack that hit on the city in the morning of July 26th.

TR agency reported that the local sources in Idlib countryside said that “the Syrian regime’s warplanes launched, this morning, Friday, several raids on the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib, which resulted in the death of a civilian and wounding 5 others, in a preliminary outcome.

Ahmed Al Soury, a journalist, also reported the death of civilian Hikmat Hamdan Al Ezzo and the injury of eight others, as a result of airstrikes with vacuum missiles on the popular market in the city of Saraqib.

Activist Fadel Al Ahmad told Jeroun: “The regime’s warplanes bombed directly Al Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside, killing a civilian and wounding eight others, some of them in critical situations, in addition to the great destruction that occurred. [The strikes] hit the shops.”

In a post on Facebook, the Syrian Civil Defense wrote that “a martyr and nine injuries were reported in the city of Saraqib as a result of the warplanes targeting the city’s market with explosive missiles”.

Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show the extensive damage that was caused by the aerial bombardment on the market. Shops, goods, trucks and cars were destroyed. The photos also showed the man who had been killed and another who had been injured by the airstrike.

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Hikmat Hamdan Al-Ezzo Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]

Media
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    Hikmat Hamdan al-Azzouz was killed in a rocket attack fired from an alleged Russian or Syrian aircraft on Saraqib on July 26th (via Justice Organization).
  • Video capturing the destruction caused by an alleged Syrian or Russian in Saraqib, July 26th (via Justice Organization).
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    Video showing the body of Hikmat Hamdan Al-Ezzo who was killed in an alleged Syrian or Russian strike on Al-Hal market in Saraqib, July 26th (via Justice Organization).
  • An image that shows the destruction that was caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on July 26th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on July 26th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 26th (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on July 26th (via @SyrianCoalition).
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    A video capturing the destruction that was caused by the alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib. The video also shows the body of Hikmat Hamdan Al-Ezzo who was killed during the attack that took place on the 26th of July 2019 (via @OrientNews)
  • A video showing a rocket that was fired by Russian or Syrian regime on the A Hal market in Saraqib that did not explode on the 26th of July 2019 (via @Kalmuqdad)
  • A video showing the damage caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via @mohmad_rasheed)
  • An image showing the damage caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via @Aln_Malak)
  • An image after the alleged Syrian or the Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib in the 26th of July 2019 (via @AlasaadCamiran)
  • An image of the destruction that was caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via @shaamnews)
  • An image shows a wrecked truck with damaged fruit due to the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib in 26th of July 2019 (via @shaamnews)
  • An image showing the destruction of a truck and a part of the wrecked market after the alleged Syrian or Russian forces airstrike on Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (@shaamnews)
  • An image shows the aftermath of the alleged Syrian or Russian forces airstrike on Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019(@shaamnews)
  • An image of a wrecked truck in the Al-Hal market in Saraqib due to the alleged Syrian or Russian forces airstrike on the 26th of July 2019 (@shaamnews)
  • An image of the damaged goods and shops as a result of the alleged attack by Syrian or Russian forces on Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019(@shaamnews)
  • An image of a wrecked cars and trucks due to alleged airstrike by the Syrian or Russian forces on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Alshaam)
  • An image of damaged goods due to the airstrike by the Syrian regime or the Russian forces on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via AlShaam)
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via @NagiNajjar)
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    An injured man from the alleged Syrian or Russian forces airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on the 26th of July (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • An image shows a wrecked truck and goods due to the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on Saraqib on the 26th of July (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
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    Hikmat Hamdan Al-Ezzo who was killed by the Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via EMC)
  • Hikmat Hamdan Al Ezzo was killed in alleged airstrikes by the Russian or Syrian regime on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on July 26th, 2019 (via @ahmadalsoury1).
  • A video capturing the destruction caused by the alleged airstrike by the Russian forces or Syrian regime on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syria TV)
  • Dimensions of the destruction that is caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike that targeted the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via ElJazeera.net)
  • The effects of the damage that is caused by the alleged Syrian regime or Russian forces airstrike on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Dorar)
  • The effects of the aerial bombardment by alleged Syrian or Russian forces of the Al-Hal market in Saraqib city on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Eldorar)
  • The effects of the aerial bombardment of the Al-Hal market in Saraqib city by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Eldror)
  • The damage that is caused by the alleged airstrikes by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Dorar)
  • The destruction that is caused by the alleged airstrikes by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Dorar)
  • The effects of the aerial bombardment of the Al-Hal market in Saraqib city by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Eldorar)
  • The damage that is caused by the alleged airstrikes by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the Al-Hal market in saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Dorar)
  • A damaged truck due to the alleged airstrike by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via El Dorar)
  • The regime’s warplanes or the Russian forces bombed directly Al-Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside causing its destruction on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • An image that captures the damage of the goods that is caused by the alleged airstrike by Syrian regime or the Russian on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The regime’s warplanes or the Russian forces bombed directly Al-Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside leading to its destruction on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • An image that captures the severe damage that is caused by the alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on the market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Wrecked cars and trucks due to the alleged airstrike by the Syrian or Russians on the Al Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • The damage of goods in the Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib due to the Syrian or Russian's airstrikes on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • The damage of the vegetables in the Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib due to the airstrikes that took place by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • An image that documents the damage to the shops and goods that are caused by the Syrian or Russian airstrikes on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • A photograph that depicts the destruction caused the Syrian or Russian airstrikes on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • A damaged food truck due to the airstrikes that took place by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the Al-Hal market in Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • A picture of people cleaning the Al-Hal market in Saraqib after the attack by the regime or the Russians that destroyed their shops on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • Aftermath of an attack by the Syrian regime or the Russian forces on the on the al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • An image documenting the destruction of trucks and shops in the Al Hal market in Saraqib due to the airstrikes that took place by the regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • An image of a destroyed truck in the Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib due to the airstrikes that took place by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • A picture documenting the destruction of the shops in the Al-Hal market in Saraqib due to the attack that took place by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • This picture depicts the damage caused by aerial bombardment of the Al-Hal market in Saraqib city by the Syrian regime or the Russian forces on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • Aftermath of an airstrike by the Syrian regime or the Russian forces on the Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib on the 26th of July 2019 (via SOHR)
  • The Al-Hal market in the city of Saraqib after the alleged airstrikes by the Syrian regime or the Russians on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Destroyed fruits due to the alleged airstrike by the regime or the Russian forces on Al-Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • A destroyed truck due to the alleged airstrike by the regime or the Russian forces on Al-Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Destroyed goods due to the alleged airstrike by the regime or the Russian forces on Al-Hal Market, in the city of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside on the 26th of July 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)

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
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]