Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3983

Incident date

July 30, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilian males were reportedly injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a market in the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 30th, 2019, according to local sources.

A @jisirtv correspondent reported: “Two civilians were injured as a result of the airstrike on the city of Saraqib a short while ago”.” Edlib Media Centre also reported two injured civilians.

According to Step News Agency, two men were injured: “A military aircraft of the regime targeted the city of Sarqib with an airstrike that caused the injury of two men.”

@asraryaho4 was the only source explicitly stating that there had been no reports of injuries.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted: “Warplanes of the regime forces bombard the popular market in the centre of the city of Saraqib, south of Idlib.”

Nearly all sources pointed to the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent for the strikes. Only Syria News Net blamed Russia, while Horrya reported that both Russia and the Syrian regime had targeted the city.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Saraqib on July 30th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Translation: “Saraqib, a little while ago. Rural Idlib” (via @mosh3oz450).
  • Translation: “The location of the airstrike that targeted the market in the city of Saraqib a while ago, and there were no injuries” (via @asraryaho4).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 30th, 2019 (via @asraryaho4).
  • Damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 30th, 2019 (via El Dorar).
  • Civilians next to a damaged building after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 30th, 2019 (via El Dorar).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Saraqib, Idlib governorate, on July 30th, 2019 (via El Dorar).
  • Translation: “Idlib: Russian warplanes bomb the city of Saraqib 7/30/2019” (via Syria News Network).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]