Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS651

Incident date

February 21, 2016

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.864249, 36.804977 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Saraqib in Idlib, according to local sources.

Siryahora reported that “three warplanes fired thermobaric missiles resulting death of three people and several injuries, most serious“, though didn’t identify the warplanes.

Step also said three died and that one was “burned” while many were injured – but didn’t report who was responsible.

The VDC named a victim as killed in a Russian strike on Saraqib. The victim was also named by Syrian Martrys, but they didn’t say where he died in Idlib.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Images of the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid. (via, Syriahora)
  • News bulletin showing the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid. (via, Step)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]