Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4363

Incident date

January 26, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian, a young man, was killed and as many as four civilians, including a child, were wounded when Russian or Syrian regime warplanes bombed the city of Saraqib, Idlib Governorate, on January 26 th 2020, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) said that “Amer al Khader was killed as Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on al Gharbi neighborhood in Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 26th, 2020.”

One source said Amer al Khader was 17-years-old, another said he was in his 20’s.

@Hani_Alymani reported that four people were injured including a child. Several other sources specified the child was a girl.

Maged.almhmad.146 said warplanes carried out two raids, one on a market and the other in a western neighborhood in the city.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria also said the attack caused the injury of two other civilians. It added that the strike took place at 11:14 pm.

Sources differed as to the type of munition used. @IdlibPlus said the Syrian regime used vacuum missiles, @baladinetwork said the strike was carried out using “C-8 missiles” and Saraqebtoday2 said warplanes carried out two raids using vacuum missiles and machine guns.

In addition to @IdlibPlus, Edlib Media Center, Syrian Network for Human Rights, Local Coordination Committees of Syria and Step Agency blamed the regime, while SMART blamed Russia. Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the regime.

Smart News said: “The director of the Civil Defense Center in Saraqib Laith Ahmed told Smart, that Russian warplanes launched raids on the international highway connecting the cities of Aleppo and Damascus in the vicinity of the village of Dadekh, east of the city of Idlib, killing a civilian.”

 

The incident occured at 23:14:00 local time.

  • Amer Khadr Al-Mustafa 20 years old male grandson of Abu Salah, from the High School road in the Western Quarter killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Amer Khadr Al-Mustafa, allegedly killed by an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via Saraqeb deaths)
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    Amer Khadr Al-Mustafa, who was killed in an allegedly Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Saraqib, Idlib Governorate on January 26th, 2020. (via Saraqeb deaths)
  • A child who was injured in an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on the city of Saraqib, Idlib Governorate on January 26th 2020. Sources mentioned as many as four civilians were injured in the strike including a girl. (Uploaded by @Abdzakor1994)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)
  • Destroyed building after an airstrike on Saraqib on January 26th, 2020 (via EMC)
  • A destroyed building following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Saraqib, Idlib Governorate, on January 26 th 2020. (Uploaded by @Tamer_Turkmane)

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]