Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS426

Incident date

January 20, 2016

Location

قورقانيا, Qorgania, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.1389838, 36.6121101 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and dozens more injured in a strike on the village of Qorgania, according to local sources. While the majority of the reports allege that Russia was responsible, another does not identify the culprits, while one source alleges that this was an attack by the Assad regime.

Korkania al Hadath said that “warplanes” targeted Qorgania, killing one woman and leaving dozens injured – though the source did not identify the planes.

Syrian Press Centre reported two Russian raids on the village, leading to a number of critically injured victims, though they said it was still unclear how many had died.

Qasioun news agency also put the death toll and one with seven others injured by “Russian warplanes“.

Fresh Syria said: “a lady was killed  and seven others wounded as a result of the targeting of Mount Qurqania  in the countryside of Idlib, with vacuum missiles by Russian aggression this afternoon.”

However, according to Radio al Kul the strikes were carried out by the regime, resulting in one death and a number of others wounded.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khadija Mostafa Saeid Bro  Adult female was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike. The VDC does not say in this listing where she was killed but states that she is from Qorgani, However, in a VDC listing in Arabic which names her, the notes under this post someone asks if the raid Khadija died in was in Qorgania or in Hazano, and Mohamad Hijazi, who says that he spoke to the family,  confirms that it was a raid on Qorgania. killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 20 2016, the Kremlin says “in the course of the last day, aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria performed 16 combat sorties engaging 57 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure,” but makes no mention of carrying out strikes in Idlib governorate.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]