Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS947

Incident date

June 27, 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

One civilian died and another eight were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Saraqib, local sources on the ground reported.

According to Baladi, “Warplanes launched two raids targeting residential neighborhoods in the city with Saraqib, resulting in martyrs and eight wounded, White Helmets teams went to the place and worked to dig out one the martyr and to take the wounded to nearby hospitals in the region”.

Smart News Agency blamed Russia, reporting a first raided “targeted a house” whiile a second was “carried out on the local council building in the city”. It also put the death toll at one with eight wounded.

LCCSY, Syrian PressCenter, Syrianewsdesk, @TomasFadi, @jisirtv, @RadioAlKul all reported that Russia had carried out strikes on Saraqib.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • "The effects of the destruction of a house in the town of Sarakib by an air strike" (Tweet via @Step_Agency)
  • "a video showing the signs of destruction left by warplanes that targeted an area in Saraqib, eastern Idlib which left several people wounded." (Video by SOHR Facebook)
  • Residential neighbourhoods targeted in Saraqib (via Baladi)
  • "Russian planes launched air strikes targeting the local council building in the city of Saraqib on Monday, which resulted in civilian death and injury of eight others, including dangerous situations, according to activists" (via Syrianpc)
  • A building demolished following alleged airstrike on Saraqib (via @Step_Agency)
  • A building demolished after alleged airstrike on Saraqib (via @Step_Agency)

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]