Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Belligerent
Country
start date
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Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents

Incident Code

RS3768

Incident date

June 5, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that in a night-time rocket attack on the town of Kafar Nabil near Idlib, more than 15 surface-to-surface missiles and rocket launchers were fired from the positions of Russia and the regime forces north of Hama province, causing fires in the city. Smart News initially claimed that five civilians were wounded, while in later post claimed a total of six wounded civilians, including two children and a woman. Local sources named the injured civilians saying that they endured light injuries.

However, some other sources blamed the regime for the civilian harm.

 

 

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • Kafar Nabil after it was struck with rockets believed to have been fired by pro-Assad forces on June 5th (via Syria.liveuamap).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble in Kafar Nabil after it was struck by a series of airstrikes on June 5th (via Syrian Civil Defense.
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Images of regime targeting KafrNubul with rockets on June 5th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on the first day of Eid Al Fitre. (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on the first day of Eid Al Fitre. (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Rescuing the wounded after alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Casualties among civilians as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Civilians being rescued in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • An injured civilian as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Destruction as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)
  • Casualties among civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian forces airstrikes on Kafr Nubul on June 5th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest.)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT010

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

شارع الطواحين, Al Tawahin Street, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.492999, 34.476063 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were killed and three others were injured in alleged Israeli strikes on Al Tawahin street in the eastern Shejaiya neighborhood on May 11th 2021.

According to Al Mezan center for Human Rights, “at approximately 9pm, Israel’s air forces targeted a group of people in the Shejaiya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, killing 34-year-old Mohammed Abdel Rauf Helles“. @RoyaTV also reported that one Palestinian was killed.

Ma`maoun Aldardsawi posted on Facebook an image of a child identified to be Mohammed Helles’ only child and added that after his father was killed, the child kept asking “where is my father?”

Gaza Governorates Electricity Distribution Company also posted that Mohammed Helles was one of the employees and that they were mourning his death.

Cousins of Mohammed Helles,@HellesRiad and @Mohamed28Helles, tweeted that their cousin was killed in Israeli strikes on “the eastern neighborhood of Shejaiya”.

A tweet from @aa_arabic identified “two “serious” injuries after an Israeli bombardment targeting a civilian car in the Shejaiya neighborhood.” It is unclear if the injuries mentioned in this post refer to the same civilians that later died.

B’Tselem collected testimony from Ziad Hiles, 63, a father of nine, Muhammad ‘Abed a-Ra’uf Muhammed Hiles’ cousin, who said “I own a small shop in the neighborhood of a-Shuja’iyeh. About 30 meters away, there’s a shop that used to belong to the martyr Muhammad. On Tuesday, 11 May 2021, at around 9:00 P.M., after the Ramadan meal, I was in my shop. Muhammad came to open up his shop. He always came by before opening. I sat and drank tea with him and with three other young men from my family. About 45 minutes later, Muhammad went to his shop to open it. Just after he got there, I heard a very loud explosion. The whole area was dark because the power was out. I looked towards Muhammad’s shop and saw that the front door had been bombed. I saw him running towards me. His hand was wounded and he was holding it tightly. I called out to him to come quickly and hide in my shop, but he didn’t respond. I guess he didn’t hear me. About a minute after the first missile, before Muhammad could get to my shop, another missile hit him. I was blown backwards from the force of the blast. My son Muhammad, 34, who was next to me, also flew back. I was holding a small flashlight and turned it on to see Muhammad. I crawled over to him and touched his body. I shouted, “Muhammad’s been killed, Muhammad’s been killed.” His body was mutilated. His arms and feet were broken, and everything was full of blood. The neighbors came immediately with a civilian car and took away Muhammad’s body. They also took ‘Ali Jundiyah, who was seriously injured.  About half an hour later, an ambulance arrived and took my son Muhammad and me to a-Shifaa Hospital. I was X-rayed, and they found I had bruises in my pelvic area. I was given a shot and painkillers. My son was injured in his left fingers and had glass shards in his chest. I was discharged that night and went with my wife to my son Tareq’s house in the Tal al-Hawa neighborhood. We couldn’t go home because I was in a bad mental state and also because we were afraid of the airstrikes. We stayed with him until the war was over, and only then went back home….He has one son, who’s four years old. Whenever I see him, I cry and hug and kiss him. I see Muhammad’s mother pass by my shop every day, morning and evening, on her way to visit the grave. Every time I see her, it breaks my heart. Muhammad was a good, respectable man. He used to help the poor and anyone who was in need. I miss him very much. I walk around feeling that something’s missing in the world. I hope he enters into the grace of God and goes to heaven.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at 21:00:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Muhammad Abdel Raouf Helles 34 years old male killed
  • Ziad Hiles 63 years old male bruises in my pelvic area injured
  • Muhammad 34 years old male Son of Ziad, injured in his left fingers and had glass shards in his chest injured
  • ‘Ali Jundiyah Age unknown Seriously injured injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Image of Muhammad Abdul Raouf Helles, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by @Mohamed28Helles)
  • Image of Muhammad Abdul Raouf Helles, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by @ayaassl)
  • Image of Muhammad Yahya Abu Al-Ata Helles, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Mohammad.hilles via Facebook)
  • Child of Muhammad Abdul Raouf Helles, whose father was killed in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Ma`maoun Aldardsawi via Facebook)
  • Image of Muhammad Abdul Raouf Helles, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Gaza Governorates Electricity Distribution Company via Facebook)
  • Damage to a vehicle that led to the death of two civilians in alleged Israeli strikes on the eastern neighborhood of Shejaia on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by AMAD via Facebook)
  • Muhammed Helles, killed in strikes on a-Shuja'iyeh neighborhood on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by B'Tselem)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Al Tawahin Street (شارع الطواحين), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.492999, 34.476063. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention Al Tawahin Street (شارع الطواحين).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1712

Incident date

January 10, 2018

Location

الحمدان, Al Hamdan, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.484628, 40.896606 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to Free Deir Ezzor, there were “a number of wounded in the village of Hamdan” following Coalition airstrikes.

Both Al Bukamal Mutassil al Aan and Souriyati reported that seven civilians were wounded in al Hamdan and also pointed towards the Coalition.

No additional details are presently known for this event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

CJTF–OIR Declassified Assessment and Press Release

Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.

Declassified Assessment Press Release

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al-Hamdan, Albu Kamal, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU741175
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 26, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

On January 10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes [3 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.”

UK Military
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Wednesday 10 January – a Reaper hit three terrorist targets in eastern Syria, whilst Tornados destroyed an armed truck…The following day [January 10th], another Reaper worked closely with coalition surveillance aircraft and fast jets in a series of strikes in support of the SDF advance. Our aircraft supported coalition air attacks on a Daesh-held building and a mortar position, and conducted three attacks with its own Hellfire missiles, destroying an armed truck parked under cover of a vehicle shelter, and hitting two groups of terrorists on foot. A flight of Tornado GR4s also took part in this operation, and targeted an armed truck positioned within a compound; the use of a Brimstone missile allowed the vehicle to be destroyed without posing a risk to nearby buildings.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

PALIS007

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

Givat Shmuel, Israel

Geolocation

32.073814, 34.854181 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One civilian died of a heart attack during a rocket barrage by alleged Hamas militants in Giv’at Shmuel, west of Tel Aviv on May 11th, 2021, according to local reports.

Ron Vered was going for a jog with friends when an air raid alarm sounded shortly after 20:30, reported Ono News. According to the source Mr Vered sought shelter close to a wall where soon after he collapsed.

Staff from the Magen David Adom medical service performed CPR on Mr Vered both at the scene and on the way to the hospital where it was later announced that he had died, according to Ono News.

MDA paramedic Elazar Rubinstein told Ono News that “For about 40 minutes we performed CPR on him and it felt like two or three hours… I felt I was endangering myself, but I felt a mission to save his life. We actually fought him. He was young and we thought there was a good chance he was saved. At one point we decided to be evacuated to the hospital and also on the way there they performed CPR on him non-stop in an intensive care unit. Unfortunately, I was later informed that he had passed away.”

Ono News also added that “at that time, Vered’s wife, Danit, was in a carriage with her daughter near their house and when the first alarm sounded they sought shelter and entered the lobby of the building where they live: “I picked up my daughter from the bus stop and when we were near the house we heard the alarm. We quickly entered the building lobby and waited for relaxation,” says his wife Danish. “We tried several times to call Ron, but he did not answer the phone. After a few attempts, a nurse from Beilinson Hospital answered me and told me to get there. I called my brother and we drove to the hospital.””

Once she learned at the hospital that her husband had died, Danit allowed the nurses to donate his corneas. She told Channel 7 that “He was a pure and clean man, a good soul. He would give everything for others and that is the little thing where we could commemorate him.”

“Vered, a resident of Givat Shmuel for 14 years, has been a member of the Maccabi Ramat Gan Kochav soccer team since the age of 9. For the past two years, he has been involved in the “Hako Gali Gil Ramat Gan” fan group, which was one of its founders. He left behind a wife and two daughters.”

Hakoach Będzin, a Jewish soccer club in Poland, posted a tribute to him: “Today sad news has reached us from Israel. Ron Vered our good friend, football enthusiast, great friend to Hakoach Będzin suffered a heart attack during a missile attack on Israeli territory by Hamas forces supported by Palestinian leaders”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ron Vered Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • (1 man)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Accidents related to conflict
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Palestinian Militants

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Ron Vered and his wife Danit. Ron died from a heart attack during strikes on Israel on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Ono News)
  • Ron Vered, who died from a heart attack during strikes on Israel on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Ono News)
  • Rescue crews trying to resuscitate Ron Vered, who died from a heart attack during strikes on Israel on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by Ono News)
  • Tribute to Ron posted by Hakoach Będzin, a Jewish soccer club in Poland.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Ramon Park (פארק רמון), within the town of Givat Shmuel (גבעת שמואל), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.073814, 34.854181. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Palestinian Militants Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Palestinian Militants
  • Palestinian Militants position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • (1 man)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Accidents related to conflict
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Palestinian Militants

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LC150

Incident date

June 12, 2019

Location

طرابلس‎, Tripoli: Salaheddin, Tripoli, Libya

Geolocation

32.824311, 13.205922 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

In the evening of June 12th, an airstrike struck the Customs Authority building in Salaheddin neighbourhood of Tripoli. A source told the The Libya Observer that the airstrike was carried out by “an aircraft belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar”. According to the source, the explosion caused damage to nearby houses and injured several civilians, among whom were a man, a woman and her two children. One child was reported to be in critical condition.

An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International later said: “Another LNA air strike on 12 June 2019 targeted a very large house – owned by the Qreira family, in the final stages of being built, and located near a military camp – injuring a woman and a man in two adjacent homes. The woman, Hawa Jibril, told Amnesty International:

‘I was at home alone with my two daughters, aged 10 and 11. At about 6.30 or 7pm an air strike hit a field behind our house which is being built next to our home where we are living. I got scared and took my girls and run to the gate, to go out, but just as we got to the gate there was another massive strike on our house, the one which is being built, and the force of the blast threw us against the gate. Luckily my girls were not injured as I had wrapped myself around them. I smashed my face against the gate and broke my front teeth and sustained injuries all over my face and the eye, and all over my body, my back, my legs and arms. Now I have not yet recovered and my girls are still very traumatised, especially the younger one. Our neighbour was also injured but luckily less seriously.’

Fragments recovered by Amnesty International investigators at the scene of the strike on the civilian home confirm that the weapon was an unguided French SAMP 250kg bomb.”

The incident occured at approximately 7:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video showing damage caused by an airstrike that struck nearby on June 12th (via the Libya Observer). Audio Translation: "As a result of the shelling that took place outside, the force of the explosion harmed the family inside this house, resulting in material damage and injury, wounding the mother and her two children "An old man was also seriously injured by the indiscriminate bombardment of another house in the neighborhood” a fighter from the volcano of Rage operations said. "

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the customs authority building in Salaheddin, The coordinates for the customs authority building are: 32.824311 13.205922

Libyan National Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army
  • Libyan National Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT065

Incident date

May 15, 2021

Location

البريج, Al Bureij, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.438769, 34.404030 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One man is alleged to have been injured in an Israeli airstrike on Al Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday 15th May 2021.

According to Al Haq, the airstrike took place around 12.15 a.m., destroying the house of Abdul Karim Issa and causing partial damage to other neighbouring buildings.

While Al Haq reported one moderate injury caused by the strike, this is not corroborated by any other source. Both Algulf and Al Haq attribute the strikes on Al Bureij to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 12:15 am local time.


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Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the Al Bureij (البريج) refugee camp, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.438769, 34.404030. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.


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Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
  • position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS3802

Incident date

June 14, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’arat Harma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians was wounded in alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes and shelling Ma’arat Harma on June 14th, 2019, according to a single source.

Step News Agency reported that civilians were wounded in airstrikes on Ma’arat Harma,  but did not specify a belligerent. Other sources did not report civilian harm but reported air and artillery strikes.

@IdlibPlus tweeted: “Warplanes target the outskirts of the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, with missiles.”

@nabdalthwra reported that “SU-24 Assad warplanes targeted with missiles the town of Ma’arat Harma in the southern countryside of Idlib.” @MMCSYR2 reported that SU-22 warplanes carried out the strikes, and did not specify the belligerent. @syrian191124 reported the use of vacuum bombs.

While some others blamed the Syrian regime, others did not positively attribute blame for the airstrikes. Shaam News Network pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT099

Incident date

May 17, 2021

Location

القصاصيب, جباليا, Al Qasasib, Jabalia, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.532348, 34.491148 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Civilian Aid Ahmed Abdel Muti Masoud (24) was reported killed and one other civilian was reported moderately injured by a missile attack by the Israeli Armed Forces in Al-Qassib (North Gaza) at approximately 10:45 am on May 17th, 2021.

Arabiatoday referred to medical sources stating that Aid Masoud (24) was killed and a further civilian injured, due to artillery shelling in Jabalia city. Local sources identified that Mr. Masoud was a resident of Jabalia Al-Balad.

PCHR Gaza reported a missile attack at 10:30 am on a group of citizens in Al-Quassib in central Jabalia, resulting in the moderate injury of one civilian, who was brought to the Indonesian Hospital.

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 10:45 am local time.

  • Aid Ahmed Abdel Muti Masoud 24 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Continuous artillery shelling on the #Gaza Strip resulted in the martyrdom of "Aed Ahmed Masoud" (24 years), from Jabalia Al-Balad, and another moderately wounded. (Image posted by @AlkhaleejOnline)
  • Continuous artillery shelling on the #Gaza Strip resulted in the martyrdom of "Aed Ahmed Masoud" (24 years), from Jabalia Al-Balad, and another moderately wounded. (Image posted by @AlkhaleejOnline)
  • Continuous artillery shelling on the #Gaza Strip resulted in the martyrdom of "Aed Ahmed Masoud" (24 years), from Jabalia Al-Balad, and another moderately wounded. (Image posted by @AlkhaleejOnline)
  • Continuous artillery shelling on the #Gaza Strip resulted in the martyrdom of "Aed Ahmed Masoud" (24 years), from Jabalia Al-Balad, and another moderately wounded. (Image posted by @AlkhaleejOnline)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighborhood of Al Qasasib (القصاصيب), within Jabalia (جباليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.532348, 34.491148. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighborhood of Al Qasasib (القصاصيب), within Jabalia (جباليا).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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