Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4502

Incident date

March 3, 2020

Location

شارع الثلاثين, Al Thalatheen Street, Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Upto 12 civilians have been killed, up to eight of which were children on top of, up to 21 civilians injured, up to five of which were children in alleged Russian and Assadi regime airstrikes on Al Thalatheen street in Idlib City on March 3rd 2020.

Truman.almare posted that that the airstrike took place at 10.15 am and named the following victims including women and children: Shadi Imad Ahmad Al-Satouf, 8 years old, from Khan Al-Sabil, Abd al-Rahman al-Asimi, 5 years old, from Daraa, Abdullah Al-Asimi, 7 years old, from Daraa, Abd al-Salam al-Asimi, 10 years old, from Daraa, Wasel Muhammad Al-Mahmoud (Al-Farawi), 20 years old, from Khan Al-Subul, Bakr Abdul Aziz Ahmed Satouf, 9 years old, from Khan Al-Sabil, Hussein Sheikh Ahmed, 65 years old, from Telmans, Hamza Hajj Hamdo, 48 years old, from Maarat al-Numan, Shahham Hajj Hamdo, 5 years old, from Maarat al-Numan, Rimas Hajj Hamdo, 8 years old, from Maarat al-Numan, the child, Imad Ahmed Satouf, from Khan Al-Sabil. Multiple sources put the civilian death toll as high as 12.

Truman.almare also added that those known to be injured at the time of posting were: Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mahmoud (Al-Farawi) Khan Al-Sabil, the child, Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Satouf, 14 years old, Khan al-Sabil, Maher Jihad Ahmed Al-Satouf, 13 years old, Khan Al-Sabil, the child Nasr Abdel Aziz Ahmed Satouf, 7 years old, Khan Al-Sabil, the child, Zaid Abdel Aziz Ahmed Satouf, 12 years old, Khan al-Subul. Multiple sources put the number of civilians injured as high as 21, while @Mabo_albraa reported that 13 people were wounded, with some of them in critical condition.

Hiberpress added details of the area “this area is filled with displaced people from the cities and towns of Idlib countryside as a result of the recent campaign of the regime and Russia, where the people live in unfinished houses that do not shelter them in the winter cold, and the children who rose were just street vendors”.

Edlib Media Center blamed the Syrian regime and Iranian ‘militias’ for the attack, while @ShahbaPress blamed Russia. Edlib Media Center said “nine civilians were martyred and 14 others were wounded due to the fall of rocket-propelled grenades believed to be from the regime forces and Iranian militias in Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib.”

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Family members (7)

  • Shadi Imad Ahmad Al-Satouf 8 years old killed
  • Bakr Abdul Aziz Ahmed Satouf 9 years old killed
  • Imad Ahmed Satouf Child killed
  • Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Satouf 14 years old injured
  • Maher Jihad Ahmed Al-Satouf 13 years old injured
  • Nasr Abdel Aziz Ahmed Satouf 7 years old injured
  • Zaid Abdel Aziz Ahmed Satouf 12 years old injured

Family members (2)

  • Wasel Muhammad Al-Mahmoud (Al-Farawi) 20 years old from Khan Al-Subul killed
  • Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mahmoud (Al-Farawi) injured
  • Hussein Sheikh Ahmed 65 years old killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (4–8 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–21
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (42) [ collapse]

Media
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    Three children from Al Asemi family were killed in an airstrike on Idlib City on March 3rd, 2020 (via Justice Organization).
  • A massacre caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @fawaz_jwaid)
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    The body of children killed in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @JulianRoepcke)
  • The body of a child killed in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @JulianRoepcke)
  • A massacre caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @civil_hama)
  • A massacre caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @civil_hama)
  • White Helmets respond to a massacre caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @ZaitunAgency)
  • The body of one of the civilians killed in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @TNNArabic)
  • One of the civilians injured in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @TNNArabic)
  • The body of one of the civilians killed in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @TNNArabic)
  • One of the civilians injured in airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by @TNNArabic)
  • 9 martyrs and several wounded from the displaced people of the city of Damascus as a result of raids targeting the town of Al-Foua, east of Idlib, a short while ago.
  • The Syrian regime forces committed a horrific massacre in Idlib, killing 9 and several wounded, after bombing a residential neighborhood in the city with a ground-to-ground missile
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by Mohammad via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by Mohammad via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by Mohammad via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by airstrikes on Al-Thalatheen Street in Idlib city on March 3, 2020. (Image posted by Mohammad 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
    9 – 12
  • (4–8 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–21
  • 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
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (42) [ collapse]