Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS831

Incident date

June 3, 2016

Location

سراقب, Saraqib, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians including women and children died in an airstrike on Saraqib, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

LCCSY reported that one civilian died and several more were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike.

Fresh Syria also blamed Russia for the death of one non-combatant and the injury of ten more in six raids.

Other sources that said Russia was responsible included Smart, who put the death toll at two, with seven more wounded.

However, other reports blamed the regime. Qasioun said warplanes belonging to Assad killed four civilians, injuring dozens more – including women and children.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights tweeted an image of the remains of a cluster bomb, which it said had been dropped by a regime warplane.

Radio Al Kul reported that both Russian and the regime had carried out raids, while some other sources didn’t identify the culprit.

A video report by Orient news showed destruction of a house following a strike by a missile from a warplane.

The eye witness says that he rushed into the house after it was hit and saw that his mother had been killed.He adds that three other women, who were his neighbours, also died.

Another eye witness confirms that the building struck was a residential house.

Zmanalwasel named four victims and alleged regime warplanes were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nahla Mohammed Subhi Al-Abdullah Adult female killed
  • Narjes Mohammed Al-Mussa Al-Nahida Child female killed
  • Dima Mohammed Hab’bar Child female killed
  • Malak Wathiq Hab’bar Adult

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (3 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets search through rubble following alleged attack by warplanes. (via Zmanalwasel)
  • "one mayrter and many wounded in aerial bombardment on Saraqib today" (Tweet by @syria_feed)
  • "one martyr and many wounded in Russian warplanes raids on Saraqib" (Tweet by @jisrtv)
  • "A martyr and many wounded in Russian and regime warplanes raids using Bombs on Saraqib" (Tweet by @RadioAlKul)
  • "A martyr and wounded in Russian raid on Sarqib in countryside of Idlib" (Tweet by @baladinetwork)
  • (Tweet by @Step_Agency)
  • "What is left from a cluster bomb thrown by regime warplanes on Saraqib in Idlib on the 2nd of June" (Tweet by @SN4HR)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

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
    4 – 7
  • (3 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]