Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4382

Incident date

January 29, 2020

Location

سراقب, Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and another injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on a market in Saraqib city center, or on displaced people in the outskirts of Saraqib on January 29th, 2020 according to local sources.

On January 29th, 2020, Edlib Media Center reported “A martyr and several wounded people, due to rocket attacks, targeting the market of the city of Saraqib, east of Idlib.”, but Step Agency said “One man was killed and two were wounded as a result of the Syrian regime forces’ warplanes targeting displaced civilians on the outskirts of Saraqeb.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Abdul Rahman Abdullah Kafrtouni was killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the main market in the middle of Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on January 29, 2020.”. On February 2nd 2020, the network said that another civilian died because of injuries sustained on January 29th in Saraqib city. “Mu’taz Adnan al Darwish died on February 2, due to wounds sustained on January 29th, as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the main market in Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate.”

Ariha Today said the shelling happened with ‘explosive container from a helicopter’ and @baladinetwork reported that barrel bombs were used in the attack.

@ShahbaPress, Macro Media Center, Edlib Media Center, Step Agency and Ariha Today blamed the Syrian regime while Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the regime and @thawrat111 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • "Mu’taz Adnan al Darwish died on February 2, due to wounds sustained on January 29, as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the main market in Saraqeb city in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate.". (via SNHR)
  • "The destruction caused by targeting downtown Saraqib with an explosive container by helicopter." (via Ariha Today).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image of Abdul Rahman Abdullah Kafrtouni, killed in strikes on Saraqeb on January 29, 2020. (Image posted by Saraqeb deaths via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (28) [ collapse]