Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4062

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians, including as many as two children and a woman, were reported injured in airstrikes on Saraqib, Idlib, on August 21st, 2019.

Syria Civil Defense and Edlib Media Center documented “three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets.” A tweet from @NEDAAPOST also reported three civilians wounded, including two children and a woman.

A tweet from @jisrtv reported that two civilians were wounded in the bombing.

Xeber24 referred to those killed in the bombings as “militants and civilians loyal to Turkey.”

Shaam News stated that “regime warplanes targeted several popular market [with] missiles in the city center of Saraqib, causing civilian casualties and significant damage to the market facilities.” An image posted by @abd9722 and a video posted by @mahmoudalbakor1 shows the damage to the market, with food and other goods scattered on the ground. A tweet by @NEDAAPOST refers to the market as “Al-Hal market.”

Sources variously attributed the attack to Russian forces and the Syrian regime. A tweet by @abd9722 identified the plane that bombed the market as a Al-Asadi Air MiG-23 .

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
    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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Image caption translation: "Three civilians were injured due to warplanes targeting missiles targeting Saraqib city in Idlib countryside this morning. Our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Three civilians were injured due to warplanes targeting missiles targeting Saraqib city in Idlib countryside this morning. Our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Three civilians were injured due to warplanes targeting missiles targeting Saraqib city in Idlib countryside this morning. Our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Image caption translation: "Three wounded, including two children, after warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]