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

R3885

Incident date

October 24, 2019

Location

الجانودية, Al Janoudia, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Seven or eight civilians died and 15 to 17 others were wounded in alleged regime or Russian strikes on Al Janoudia, local media said.

Edlib Media Centre reported: “Artillery and rocket shelling by regime forces targeted the town of al-Janodiya in the Jisr al-Shughour area of ​​western Idlib countryside on Thursday October 24th, killing six people and wounding seventeen others.”

According to @ShahbaPress, there were “up to 7 martyrs and at least 15 wounded due to the targeting of al-Assad forces in al-Janoudia town west of Idlib with artillery and rockets.” However, @abuhuzaifa_ blamed “Russian militia shelling”.

@SyrianCoalition reported that “six civilians were martyred by rocket shelling of the Assad regime, on Thursday evening, on the vegetable market in the town of Al Janoudia in Idlib, which was packed with civilians and farmers”.

One of the victims, Ammar Alikou, died of his injuries on October 27th, 2019, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–17
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al Janoudia, Oct 24th.
  • Photo of the alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime artillery and rocket strikes on the town of Al Janodia, Idlib province, on October 24th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–17
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]