Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS659

Incident date

February 24, 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 were killed and several more injured in airstrikes on Saqaib according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Shaam News Network posted photos in which it said Russia was responsible. Other sources, including Alsouria and Al Jazeera also blamed Russian and put the death toll at three.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights and a later report by the Shaam News Network, regime warplanes were responsible. SN4HR named a victim as killed.

Additional sources, including Damascus Center for Human Rights, FS_Muslim, LCCSY and Radio Al Kul, also attributed the incident to the regime.

A second victim was later named by DCHRS. Idlib EMC said that one woman was killed. A number of other sources referred to raids by “warplanes”, but didn’t identify the culprit.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdullah Khaled Abbas Age unknown male Named by SN4HR killed
  • Hussien Razzor Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the attack. (via SNN)
  • One of the victims of the contested Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]