Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4091

Incident date

August 28, 2019

Location

سراقب,, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians were wounded, including a woman, in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on a market in Saraqib on August 28, 2019, local media said.

According to Smart, “On August 28, 2019, eight civilians were injured when regime warplanes bombarded the city of Saraqeb near Idlib in northern Syria. A medical source in the city said that eight civilians were wounded as a result of the aerial bombardment. Local sources said that the regime warplanes were responsible for the bombing”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the local market in the middle of Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, severely damaging several shops and the market’s facilities, on August 28.”

A tweet by @NEDAAPOST reported ” 8 wounded, including a woman, by the bombing of “Saraqib”.

A video posted by @zamanalwsl shows the destruction caused by the strikes and White Helmets rescuing survivors from the rubble.

Sources were split as to who was responsible for the airstrikes, with tweets from @ala_hacioglu and @baladinetwork attributing the strikes to Russia while Syria TV blamed regime forces.

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
    8
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • "Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the local market in the middle of Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, severely damaging several shops and the market’s facilities, on August 28." (via SN4HR)
  • Caption translation: Two men were transporting an old man from the scene of an air strike carried out by regime warplanes on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on the popular market in Saraqeb city, east of Idlib in the north of the country, which resulted in extensive destruction and the injury of eight civilians. (Images from Smart News)
  • Caption translation: Two men were transporting an old man from the scene of an air strike carried out by regime warplanes on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on the popular market in Saraqeb city, east of Idlib in the north of the country, which resulted in extensive destruction and the injury of eight civilians. (Images from Smart News)
  • Caption translation: Two men were transporting an old man from the scene of an air strike carried out by regime warplanes on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on the popular market in Saraqeb city, east of Idlib in the north of the country, which resulted in extensive destruction and the injury of eight civilians. (Images from Smart News)

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
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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

Sources (14) [ collapse]