Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3895

Incident date

November 2, 2019

Location

Jabala town, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians including a woman and two children from the same family died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Jabala, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “At least four civilians from the same family, including a woman, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Shamali neighborhood in Jabala village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on November 2, 2019.”

According to the Shaam News Network, “activists said that Russian aviation targeted a residential house for civilians, caused the bombing massacre of the whole family more than five people”.

@abuhuzaifa_ noted that the victims included “a mother and two children”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
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    The body of a reported civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala, Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Translation: "5 martyrs till the moment due to # terrorism #Russian occupation by air strikes on #Jabala town of #Idlib countryside (local networks)."

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]