Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4289

Incident date

December 24, 2019

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An elderly woman was reported injured along with at least one other civilian after an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrike on Saraqeb in Idlib, Syria on December 24th 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “”An elderly woman was wounded in a bombing by the  Syrian regime on Saraqeb city in Idlib…warplanes carried out a strike using heavy machine guns on Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on December 24.”

Zaman Al Wasl identified the elderly woman as being the ninety-year-old grandmother, “Ayush Qadoni” who was injured and rescued under the rubble of her son’s house.

According to Edlib Media Centre, “Civilians were wounded when the warplanes targeted the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib, with rockets.”

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with Zaman Al Wasl blaming the regime while @abokusai8 attributed the strikes to Russia.

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
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Destruction and injuries caused by alleged Russian strikes on Saraqeb on December 24, 2019. (Image posted by @abokusai8)
  • An elderly grandmother rescued from under the rubble following alleged Russian strikes on Saraqeb on December 24, 2019. (Image posted by @almaleh_amjad)
  • An elderly grandmother rescued from under the rubble following alleged Russian strikes on Saraqeb on December 24, 2019. (Image posted by Zaman Al Wasl)

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
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]