Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4296

Incident date

January 5, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including a woman, were reported as killed and up to seven others, including two children and a woman, were wounded by Russian or regime forces in Saraqib on January 5th, 2020.

Alarby News and the Idlib Civil Defense Media Center reported that seven civilians, including two children, were wounded in the village of Saraqib and one civilian was killed. Local sources noted that five civilians were wounded, but Turkey Pos News supported earlier reports that the total of wounded civilians was seven. The name of the deceased woman was released as Suhaibah Ibrahim Al-Khaled.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), “Suhaibah Ibrahim Sattouf al Khaled was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes carried out strikes using machine guns and small- size missiles on Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate on January 5th”.

Edlib Media Center reported that five airstrikes hit the Saraqeb, while the Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib posted on Facebook that “A woman was killed and two children, a woman and four men were injured after a violent attack on #Saraqeb After 12 airstrikes by Assad’s warplanes, today .”

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria identified that at 13:51, regime “machine guns” struck the city of Saraqib, resulting in one death and five injuries.

A tweet from @thawrat111 provided information that three people were killed and many others were injured in raids on Saraqib. @jisrtv also identified two people, “a man and a woman”, killed.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said also the strikes also targeted the main market in the city damaging several shops and market’s facilities.

While the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Edlib Media Center and Syrian Civil Defense blamed the Syrian regime for the attack, @abuhuzaifa pointed to the Russian forces.

The incident occured at 1:51 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "Warplanes of the Russian occupiers attacks Saraqib city"
  • Images of alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Images of location of alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Images of location attacked by an alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Images of alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Images of alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Aftermath of the airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Macro Media Center).
  • Aftermath of the airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Macro Media Center).
  • Aftermath of the airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib on January 5th, 2020 (via Macro Media Center).
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Saraqib on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Saraqib on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Saraqib on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Saraqib on January 5, 2020. (Image posted by @shaamnews)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]