Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Infrastructure

Incident Code

ISPT170124n

Incident date

January 17, 2024

Location

المستشفى الميداني الأردني الخاص/2 في خان يونس, Jordanian Private Field Hospital 2, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.343373, 34.292873 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two people, including a Jordanian medic, were injured after alleged Israeli shelling of the Jordanian Private Field Hospital 2 on January 17th, 2024.

The hospital employee, whose name is unknown, was wounded on the right side of his body, sustaining injuries to his thigh and arm; both injuries were described as “moderate.” The other civilian, of whom identifying factors are also unknown, has been described only as a “Gazan citizen” who according to Sky News Arabia, was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit and was “injured by shrapnel and a bullet.” The severity of these injuries is unknown.

The employee, under Jordanian royal directive, was evacuated to Jordan the evening of the strike. The Jordanian Royal Medical Services posted on Facebook that he was taken to Al Hussein Medical City, a medical complex in Amman, consisting of five hospitals. Doctors there described him as stable: pictures attached show him conscious and in seemingly good spirits. A bandage on his forearm is clearly visible. Recognition from the Jordanian royal family was noticeable: the Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II visited.

Gazans near the hospital described the scene following the strike. Mohammad Rami, a Palestinian civilian quoted by Middle East Eye, stated that he and others previously taking shelter in nearby tents were “forced to flee late at night, fearing the hospital would be raided or bombed.” Most of those displaced apparently “spent the night on the streets.” The bombing, Rami said, was “terrifying.”

Al Mamlaka TV described the hospital as “affected by missile fragments.” Roya News corroborated this, claiming the hospital “suffered extensive damage.” Israeli tanks allegedly came within meters of the hospital. A video shared by Ahmed el-Madhoun showed multiple bullet rounds in the vicinity of what was described as “dangerously close to the Jordanian field hospital.” Similarly, NPR quoted the Jordanian military as saying that Israel “deliberately targeted” the hospital by “blocking the entrance to the complex with a tank and shooting at the hospital.” The Jordanian embassy released a statement alleging that the attack “involved heavy firepower” which included “direct fire from tanks and vehicles.” Some of the firepower may have been directed at the nearby cemetery, which the hospital borders.

The Israeli fire reached international audiences, with the French government condemning it. Roya News quoted the French Ministry of Foreign affairs, which was said to have expressed “strong disapproval.” France “directly supports” the field hospital by providing financing and medical supplies, it said.

The Israel Defense Forces commented on the alleged strike but denied their involvement. The Times of Israel reported that the military “denied claims” that it shelled the hospital and said that “the hospital is not damaged and continues to function and provide medical care to those who need it.” IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit told The Times of Israel that the military “did not attack the Jordanian hospital in Khan Younis,” but that troops were engaged in a gun battle with Hamas operatives in a nearby area. However, the Jordanian armed forces released a statement that “this action was not a consequence of a clash with resistance factions,”and that it “strongly asserts that the deliberate targeting of the Jordanian Field Hospital was part of Israel’s consistent approach to targeting hospitals in Gaza.” According to the Jordanian military, Israeli forces knew the location of the hospital and knew that staff were sheltering in an adjacent concrete building. Video footage released by Jordan’s armed forces showed the building with bullet holes in the concrete walls, shattered windows and bloodstains on a bed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Jordanian Private Field Hospital 2 (المستشفى الميداني الأردني الخاص/2 في خان يونس), located south of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.343373, 34.292873. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery, Ground operation
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (31) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Xinhua News
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    Source: Hala akhbar
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    Source: Jordanian royal medical services
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    Source: Jordanian royal medical services
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    Source: Madaba headband
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    Source: Tamara nawash al nahar
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    Source: Jordan tv
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    Source: Middle East Eye News
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    Source: Roya News News
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    Source: The Times of Israel News
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    Source: NPR News
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    Source: @JorEmbUS
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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery, Ground operation
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Causes of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions, Small arms and light weapons
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (31) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT110124b

Incident date

January 11, 2024

Location

خانيونس, a residential house in vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Shortly before 12:34 PM on Thursday, January 11th, 2024, up to two Palestinian Civil Defense crew members were reportedly injured in an alleged ‘double tap’ Israeli airstrike on the civil defense crews and paramedics while they were trying to rescue injured people who were trapped under the rubble of a house in the vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Shehab Agency was the first to report an injury of a member of the Civil Defense at 12:34 PM. General Directorate of Civil Defense later confirmed the injury of one of its rescue team members in an alleged “double tap” strike which hit crew members who were carrying out their humanitarian duty. Later the Directorate reported that two Civil Defense members were injured.

A video filmed by Al Jazeera and reposted in its shorter version by many Twitter/X users and media outlets showed Palestinian Civil Defense crew members rushing towards a house damaged by the earlier strike, being shown how to get inside by children, then entering it to search for survivors and being hit by a powerful explosion while they were inside. The video also showed how two male Civil Defense members who had been injured were assisted by their colleagues to get into an ambulance.

Twitter/X user @MawtiniLevent shared a similar video alleging that the incident happened in the vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex and adding that civil defense teams were attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out as a result of the bombardment that affected the place earlier.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to the Israeli military.

The incident occured at approximately 12:34 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (75) [ collapse]

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (75) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TI101

Incident date

December 28, 2023

Location

قرية كاركي, Karki, Sinjar District, Nineveh, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Between 6 and 8 PM on Thursday, December 28th, 2023, at least five people were killed and two others injured after an alleged Turkish drone strike on the village of Karki in the Sinjar district of Mosul province. The civilian status of five of the men killed is contested within the sources.

Those killed were young men, originally from northern and eastern Syria; information on the wounded was not made available. Roj News, in conjunction with the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Shingal District identified the deceased as follows: 21-year-old Ramadan al-Hammadi, originally from Raqqa; 24-year-old Shaheen Ali, from Kobani; 20-year-old Hussein al-Hussein, also from Raqqa; 23-year-old Ahmed al-Mohammed al-Ali, from Raqqa; and Raqqa-born Munir al-Bakour. al-Bakour’s age was not publicly declared.

There remains dispute regarding the circumstances of the strike. While the local administration in Sinjar reported those killed were working digging wells to provide water for the villages of Kora Samukiya, Al-Arbay News stated that the bombing was a deliberate strike targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Al-Araby claimed their source, members of Nineveh security, as saying the strike targeted “a group of Labor Party activists.” Al-Arbay also specified that the local Sinjar administration is “known for its association” with the PKK.

Haider Sheshu, a commander of local militia Ezidkhan Protection Units, stated that he was unsure “whether the dead were fighters or civilians.”

Roj News reported the belligerent bombed the area three consecutive times. All of the sources attributed the drone strikes to Turkish forces.

The incident occured between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Water station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (0–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–5

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Source: Roj News
  • Source: Roj News
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  • Source: Roj News
  • Source: Hawar News
  • Source: Hawar News
  • Source: Hawar News

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Water station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (0–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–5

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS674

Incident date

December 28, 2023

Location

مركز غسيل الكلى, Dialysis Centre, Al Hassakah, Syria

Geolocation

37.054172, 41.262636 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On December 28th, 2023, a 65 year-old kidney patient identified as Ahmed Abd al-Rahman Khadr reportedly died as he could not access treatment, following the reported destruction three days earlier of a dialysis center hit by alleged Turkish air or drone strikes in Qamishlo city.

Rojava TV and Ibrahim Sheikho described Ahmed Abd al-Rahman Khadr as a former kidney patient who had been sick for more than two years. Sources both said he was Syrian, born in 1958 in Amuda, Al-Jazira district, and died as he could not access treatment following the destruction of the dialysis center. Ibrahim Sheikho posted a picture of the alleged victim on Facebook. Rojava TV claimed that he had undergone three dialysis sessions in the last two years. It further stated that the dialysis center had prior to the attack capacity to treat 70 patients and was equipped with only one emergency room with one device to provide dialysis treatment. No information was available as to where the victim died.

Qamishlo puls on Facebook alongside other sources reported that on December 25th 2023, alleged Turkish bombing in Qamishlo resulted in putting the “only dialysis center out of service”. Al Hafel on Facebook posted a video showing the damage to the building and piles of rubble – the source further claimed that the Syrian Democratic Forces are using hospitals and schools, such as the dialysis center, as “headquarters”, and that these buildings are hit by alleged Turkish drone strikes. Multiple sources reported that the oxygen plant in Qamishlo was also destroyed by alleged Turkish strikes on December 25th, 2023.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Ahmed Abd al-Rahman Khadr أحمد عبد الرحمن خضر
65 years old male killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention an alleged strike on the Dialysis Centre (مركز غسيل الكلى), to the east of Qamishli (ٱلْقَامِشْلِي). As there is no information available as to where the victim died, the location accuracy for this incident is set to “nearby landmark”. The generic coordinates for the Dialysis Centre are: 37.054172, 41.262636.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Denial of access to/destruction of objects indispensable to survival
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Source: Qamishlo puls
  • Source: Ibrahim Sheikho
  • Source: Ibrahim Sheikho
  • Source: Ibrahim Sheikho
  • Source: Ibrahim Sheikho

Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Denial of access to/destruction of objects indispensable to survival
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT281223a

Incident date

December 28, 2023

Location

شرق مستشفى الأمل, East of Al Amal Hospital, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.351275, 34.298693 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Thursday morning, December 28th 2023, between 10 and 20 civilians, including at least three children, were killed, and at least 12 others, including at least five children, were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike/and or artillery strikes on a residential area near the al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

At 7:29 am, The Palestine Post quoted the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in a Twitter/X post, stating “8 martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of bombing near our al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis.” Shortly thereafter, The Spectator Index, Al Jazeera, and al-Masry al-Youm among other media and social media sources quoted an updated statement from PRCS which brought the death toll to 10 civilians killed – the Times of Gaza alleged that it was the third strike on the al-Amal hospital in less than 24 hours, and shared a video taken by a PRCS volunteer of emergency workers and locals rescuing four children in varying states of injury including one severely injured child, with three of them being taken in an ambulance.

Reuters News reported that Khan Yunis “came under heavy bombardment on Thursday morning from warplanes and tanks near al-Amal hospital, west of Israeli positions”, also alleging that it was the “third strike targeting the area around the hospital in less than an hour”, and that residents believed it was part of an attempt at provoking “a new exodus ahead of a further ground assault.” CNN’s Michael Holmes @holmesCNN posted on Twitter/X saying “16 killed east of Khan Younis in Gaza Thurs in an apparent Israeli airstrike – medical sources.” The Ministry of Health in Gaza was later quoted by Xinhua News and Aawsat News stating a total of 20 Palestinians had been killed and dozens more had been injured, with the PRCS condemning the alleged strike and posting to Twitter/X that there were “dozens of martyrs and wounded, including children.” @Inejmydarling posted “many were killed and others wounded in an Israeli airstrike…several children are among the casualties” and alleged that it was the second consecutive day of strikes on the area near the hospital. The Middle East Eye reported that five children had been killed in the alleged strike, and that bodies were “scattered throughout the area”, and in another post shared images of five wounded children being treated for their injuries.

The Ministry of Health spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated to Xinhua that the death toll could rise further as the search for survivors beneath the rubble “of a residential building near al-Amal hospital” continued, and warned against alleged “deliberate targeting” of the Nasser Medical Complex and it’s vicinity in Khan Yunis. Xinhua reported that local sources informed them that “there were many displaced Palestinians inside the building” when the alleged strike occurred, and that rescuers at the site said “most of the victims were retrieved in ‘dismembered parts.’”

Users on social media shared the names of the identified civilians among those killed. Khaleel Ibrahim shared nine names of those killed “in the bombing of a house for the Hamdan family, opposite the eastern gate of the Red Crescent Society” – Ibrahim Tayseer Salah Hamdan, Suhail Abdel Fattah Issa, Shadi Saqr Fayad, Makram Akram Shannan, Sally Ghlais al-Ghaf Shannan, Tayseer Eid Saleh Wafi, Aisha Magdy al-Hassi, and the children Farid Mahmoud Ghaf and Yazan Hussein al-Majdalawi. Farid’s mother Mariam Saleh Joudeh Marouf was also killed in the attack. Tamas Abdallah posted that three children had been identified among those killed, but only named Yazan and Farid.

Tributes to Shadi Fayad and Suhail Issa were posted by their loved ones on social media – Khaled Issa called his uncle Suhail “a kind man, the owner of the good memory”, while Nadal Issa shared a photo of Suhail, a smiling, bearded man wearing a cap. Mosab a Fayyad, Arees Alabadla, and the Facebook page al-Qarara’s pulse shared images of Shadi Fayad, a young man with a bright smile, with al-Qarara calling him “the righteous son of Qarara” and Arees saying Shadi was reunited with his mother and sister “in the highest paradise”, and expressed condolences to his surviving sister and family.

In a Twitter/X post, the Palestine Red Crescent Society alleged that the PRCS-run al-Amal hospital had been bombed “for the fifth time in less than a week”, sharing a video documenting their work following the alleged strike on Thursday. In it, a PRCS worker stated that on the morning of Thursday, they were at the Khan Yunis ambulance center when they “heard several explosions nearby” which they gradually confirmed to be as a result of “a bombardment on a residential apartment east of al-Amal hospital”, with simultaneous “artillery shelling on al-Qassam street” the latter for which EMS teams retrieved a body and provided “initial first aid to the cases in the field.” They further informed that according to protocol, injuries were directed to the nearest available hospital, al-Amal, with the “extremely critical cases” being redirected to Nasser Hospital “for more effective management of the situation.”

A video shared by Blue Globe World News showed about five injured, including three children, being taken into Nasser hospital – the children weeping in distress, one with wounds on their limbs and face. The Times of Gaza shared an image of a doctor at Nasser Hospital in Gaza treating a heavily wounded man while on the floor, quoting the doctor “Today, I have this floor to sit on, and maybe it won’t be there tomorrow.” The Times also shared a video of a man collapsing in grief at the hospital, wailing “We can’t take it anymore.”

Another video, shared by @jala_leb, showed a toddler with a severely wounded leg crying and shivering in pain while being comforted by a man.

Amr Tabash shared a heartbreaking video of Farid Ghaf’s grieving father, weeping and carrying the body of his child wrapped in a shroud. Heartbreaking footage was also shared by Twitter/X user @Majstar7 of Farid’s grieving father clutching the lifeless hand of his little child, crying “I got the biscuits you wanted my son, take them with you, take them with you to heaven” – he had gone to get biscuits for his son and returned only to find out that his wife Mariam and son Farid had been killed in the alleged bombardment “on the house to which they had fled.” Another tragic video, shared by @DrShajulIslam, showed a child hugging the covered body of his killed father, crying “Dad, don’t leave me.”

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Ibrahim Tayseer Salah Hamdan إبراهيم تيسير صلاح حمدان
Age unknown killed
Suhail Abdel Fattah Issa سهيل عبد الفتاح عيسى
Adult male killed
Farid Mahmoud Ghaf فريد محمود الغف
Child killed
Yazan Hussein Al-Majdalawi يزن حسين المجدلاوي
Child killed
Shadi Saqr Fayad شادي صقر فياض
Adult male killed
Makram Akram Shannan مكرم اكرم شنن
Age unknown killed
Sally Ghlais Al-Ghaf Shannan سالي غليص الغف شنن
Age unknown killed
Aisha Magdy Al-Hassi عائشة مجدي الهسي
Age unknown killed
Tayseer Eid Saleh Wafi تيسر عيد صالح وافي
Age unknown killed
Mariam Saleh Joudeh Marouf
Adult female killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a strike east of the Al Amal Hospital (مستشفى الأمل), within the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Amal Hospital are: 31.351275, 34.298693.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 20
  • (3–5 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 20
  • (3–5 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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Incident Code

CI882

Incident date

December 25, 2023

Location

حي الجزائر, Algeria region, Hilla, Babylon Province, Babil, Iraq

Airwars assessment

On the 25th of December, 2023, a declared U.S. airstrike was conducted against the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Hilla, central Iraq, reportedly injuring two female civilians: Shadhadan Karim Mirza, and Wasnah Maher Kahem. One member of the PMF was also killed and up to 19 other members of the PMF and other militant groups were injured.

On the 25th of December, the White House released a statement revealing that President Biden had “directed strikes against three locations utilized by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups focused specifically on unmanned aerial drone activities”.

On December 26th, US Central Command (CENTCOM) posted an acknowledgement on X / Twitter that “in response to multiple attacks against Coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military forces launched airstrikes on multiple facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah and its affiliated groups in Iraq at around 8:45 PM (EST) on December 25th”.

During the course of the day on December 26th, Al-Jazeera stated that the US strikes had “killed one member of the Iraqi security forces and wounded 18 people, including civilians”, whilst ‘The New Arab’ reported that “at least one person was killed and 20 wounded in a U.S. strike that targeted a site belonging to the Iran-backed PMF (Hashed al-Shaabi) forces in the central city of Hilla”.

Several local news organizations also reported on the airstrike. Altaakhi News reported that “the number of wounded among the Hashd reached 8 members, in addition to killing one of them, 8 wounded from the Academy Police, two wounded from the rescue service and one wounded from the Civil Defense, in addition to the wounding of two civilians”. An identical statement on the bombing was made by ‘Observer Iraq’ and also by Rudaw News, which additionally posted a video showing the site of the bombing. On the 26th of December, ‘Jabla al Habiba’ posted several images of the wounded being treated at a local hospital.

One independent journalist, Yasser Al Shommari, posted a list of names of those harmed as a result of the airstrike, including members of the police, the Hashd and civilians. The two civilians injured were described as two “housewives”: Shadhadan Karim Mirza and Wasnah Maher Kahem, born in Babel in 1972 and in 1971 respectively. On December 26th, the news website ‘Jabla Al Khair’ also posted an image showing a Babylon Health Department document (Ministry of Health). This document contained the names of those who had been wounded in the airstrike (including Shadhadan Karim Mirza and Wasnah Maher Kahem), in addition to the name of the one individual known to have been killed.

The PMF’s information directorate, in a Facebook post dated the 26th of December, identified the man killed as a member of the ‘45th Brigade’: Derih Ali Hassan Al-Amiri, and confirmed that his funeral had taken place.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) denied that any harm to civilians had occurred as a result of the airstrike, stating “there are no indications that any civilian lives were affected”.    

The incident occured at approximately 8:45 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Shadhadan Karim Mirza شهدان كريم مرزا
52 years old female injured
Wasnah Maher Kahem وسناء ماهر كاظم
53 years old female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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.
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    Iraqi militias (PMUs)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    18–19

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  • Source: Altaakhi news
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    Source: Jabla al Habiba
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  • Source: PMF media
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  • Source: Yasser Al Shommari
  • Source: Jabla Al Khair
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US Forces Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US Forces

U.S. CENTCOM conducts strikes against Kataib Hezbollah terrorist group targets in Iraq

In response to multiple attacks against coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military forces conducted airstrikes against multiple facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups in Iraq at 8:45 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 25.

Earlier in the day, Iranian sponsored Kataib Hezbollah terrorists and affiliated groups attacked coalition forces at Erbil, Iraq resulting in several injuries.

Early assessments indicate that these U.S. airstrikes destroyed the targeted facilities and likely killed a number of Kataib Hezbollah militants. There are no indications that any civilian lives were affected. The U.S. military will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of these strikes.

"These strikes are intended to hold accountable those elements directly responsible for attacks on coalition forces in Iraq and Syria and degrade their ability to continue attacks. We will always protect our forces," said General Michael Erik Kurilla, U.S. Central Command Commander.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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.
  • Known attacker
    US Forces
  • Known target
    Iraqi militias (PMUs)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    18–19

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Incident Code

TS669

Incident date

December 25, 2023

Location

كُوبَانِي, Kobani, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.891111, 38.353611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the morning of Monday, December 25, 2023, two civilians working for a construction company were injured following alleged Turkish strikes on the city of Kobani (Ain Al-Arab) in northern Syria. According to ANF news, the strikes not only wounded two civilians, but also caused material damage to the citizens’ property.

The Facebook users Kobani Delbrin, Kobani live and Kobani Kobani alleged that Turkish forces were randomly bombing the city of Kobani, including not only the construction company, but also the Mashtanour Hospital (Health Centre) of the Kurdish Red Crescent, a car garage and a car repair shop. Kobani Delbrin and Kobani Hadath shared the images where clouds of smoke arising over the buildings in Kobani can be seen. A Facebook user Kobani my soul also reported about the attack on the Mashtanour health center, sharing images of the destroyed building in fire. North Press Agency news added that this health center was  operating with the support of an international organization (Doctors of the World).

Anha news reported that the Turkish military twice attacked  a company in the city of Kobani in the morning of December 25, but it is not clear whether it was the construction company whose workers were injured, or some other company.

The sources provided different estimations of the strike’s type – while ANF news and Kobani live wrote about the drone attack, Kobani Delbri mentioned both drones and airstrikes, and the North Press Agency reported about the airstrikes.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the attack to the Turkish military.

The incident occured in the morning.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Kobani (كُوبَانِي), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.891111, 38.353611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Turkish Military

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    Source: Kobani Delbrin facebook
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    Source: Kobani Hadath facebook
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Turkish Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
    Turkish Military

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Incident Code

ISPT1881a

Incident date

December 22, 2023

Location

منزل الحاج أبو درويش المغربي قرب مدينة غزة, Gaza City, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.516667, 34.450000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Friday, December 22nd 2023, the entire al-Maghribi family, including up to 81 civilians: at least 17 women, 49 children, and an employee of the United Nations Development Program, were killed by an alleged Israeli airstrike on the home of Hajj Abu Darwish al-Maghribi near Gaza City, in the Gaza Strip.

Al-Arabiya news, the Associated Press, Huffington Post, and Sky News Arabia among other media sources reported that the Civil Defense spokesman in the Gaza Strip, Mahmoud Basal announced “16 heads of families from the Maghribi family were killed, in addition to women and children”, and that among the victims was Issam al-Maghrabi (56), an employee of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), his wife and their five children. Mahmoud Basal added that 76 members of the family were killed, and stated that the alleged strike was believed to be “one the deadliest in the war.”

The Associated Press reported that “on Friday, airstrikes flattened two homes, one in Gaza City and the other in the urban refugee camp of Nuseirat in the center of the territory,” with the Gaza City strike killing 76. AP added that the Israeli military spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said on Friday that the army carried out airstrikes against Hamas fighters in several locations of Gaza City. The Guardian stated that the Israel’s military “did not immediately respond” to the civilian harm claims of the alleged strike.

Al Jazeera further reported that the alleged strike was part of an “intensified bombardment since Friday’s UN Security Council resolution that has been criticised as ‘woefully insufficient.’”

The New York Times posted that a UN aid worker and “more than 70 members of his extended family” were killed, noting that on the same day aid agencies “sharply criticized the UN Security Council for passing a resolution that did not call for a full cease-fire.”

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner released a statement, in which he announced the death of Issam Mohammed al-Maghribi (56), Issam’s wife Lamia Jawdat al-Maghribi (53), their daughters Suad (30) and Lama (27), their sons Louay (23), and Obaideh (13), and Mohammad Essam al-Maghribi (32), Mohammed’s wife, and his sons Moatasem and Asid. Steiner’s statement reported that they were “killed by an Israeli airstrike near Gaza City today”, along with over 70 members of their extended family. Steiner stated that Issam had worked with UNDP through their Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian people for over 30 years, that “he will be remembered as a beloved member of the PAPP team”, and that the loss had deeply affected them. Adding that “no more families should endure the pain and suffering that Issam’s family and countless others are experiencing”, that the war must end and that the UN and civilians in Gaza were “not a target.”

UNDP Jordan organized a moment of silence to mourn the death of Issam and his family “as a result of an Israeli air strike near Gaza City”, and extended their condolences. The World Health Organization’s Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus offered his condolences, stating in a post on Twitter/X that “humanitarians should never be victims” and called for a ceasefire. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres posted to Twitter/X the day following the alleged strike, saying “136 of our colleagues in Gaza have been killed in 75 days – something we have never seen in UN history./Most of our staff have been forced from their homes./I pay tribute to them & the thousands of aid workers risking their lives as they support civilians in Gaza.”

The names of 79 of the civilians killed in the alleged strike were shared by relatives and loved ones on social media – in addition to the family of Issam al-Mahribi mentioned above, the following names were shared.

The elderly Jawdat Darwish al-Maghribi (Abu Darwish), Ahmed Jawdat al-Maghribi, Ahmed’s two wives, his five sons Fadi, Rafi, Zein, Abdullah, and Moataz were killed. A post on the Facebook page “al-Maghribi Family in the Country – Jaffa City” read “the al-Maghribi family in the homeland and diaspora mourns the martyrdom of the head of the family, al-Hajj Jawdat Darwish Darwish Maghribi (Abu Darwish)…..and all members of the family”

Jawdat Ahmed al-Maghribihis wife, their sons Yazan, Juri and Munawwar were killed.

Mohamed Ahmed al-Maghribi, his wife, their son Ahmed, their daughters Lamis, Misk, and Mays were killed.

Nabil Rajab al-Maghribi, his wife Falak Jawdat al-Maghribi, their daughter-in-law, their granddaughter Falak, their grandsons Musab, Qusay and Nabil were killed.

Warda Jawdat al-Maghribi, her sons Malik and Imad, and her child Malak were killed.

Osama Darwish al-Maghribi, his wife Fatima Nabil al-Maghribi, their daughters Baraa and Rawan, their sons Muhammad, Muayyad and Rimas were killed. Also killed were Munawar Ahmed al-Maghribi and his three children.

Ahed Moin Al-Saei, his wife Abeer Ali al-Maghribi, and Muhannad Moin Al-Saei, and his wife were killed.

Saud al-Lababidi’s wife Malak Jawdat al-Maghribi, their sons Hamza Saud al-Lababidi and Muhammad Saud Al-Labaidi, their daughters Samah, Yathrib Saud al-Lababidi, and Amna Saud al-Lababidi, Yathrib’s son Moatasem al-Maghribi and Amna’s three children were killed. Also killed were the wife of Hamza, Elham Al-Amoudi, their sons Mustafa Hamza al-Lababidi, Fares Hamza al-Lababidi, their daughters Malak Hamza al-Lababidi, Fatima Al-Zahra al-Lababidi. The wife of Muhammad Saud, their sons Ahmed Muhammad al-Lababidi, Mustafa Muhammad al-Lababidi, Abdul Rahman Muhammad al-Lababidi, Habib Muhammad al-Lababidi, their daughters Batool Muhammad al-Lababidi, and Shaima Muhammad al-Lababidi were killed. In a post on Facebook, Souna al-Lababidi posted “My condolences to Baba Ahmed Al-Lababidi, O God, make us among the patient ones.” Bahaa al w Lulu posted “the news of the martyrdom of the Lababidi family, my mother’s family (Dar Sidi)”, and named the lone survivor of the Lababidi family – Saud al-Lababidi.

Mohammed Taher Mostafa al-Saafeen called it “a very big shock and tragedy…family after family…are all under the protection of God. May God give you patience, my beloved, Uncle Saud.” In another post, Mohammed al-Saafeen shared the words of Saud al-Lababdi who lost his family, his wife, all his children, and all his grandchildren – “Alone, thank God’ with three heart-stopping words, our beloved brother Saud Al-Lababidi mourned for us his entire family…He mourned them when he was nearly seventy years old, sitting alone between the walls of his simple house in al-Shati refugee camp, from which the family had fled to escape the hell of war, and he remained in it, that house that I had known for thirty-five years and lived through all the stages of life in it, their efforts to rebuild it brick by brick and stone by stone, decorating it. simple with their own hands. The hustle and bustle of life and the love that filled it, the children’s efforts to work in the summer to help their parents, the beauty of the family gathered together during the days of Ramadan and other days, the great love that Abu Muhammad’s eyes expressed when he called Umm Muhammad to greet us and his intense fear for her due to her illness, his wishes to travel for Hajj with her. The great generosity that characterized the entire family despite the difficult circumstances, and much more. We have lost nearly thirty loved ones from a family that is in fact part of our family in every sense of the word. I used to eat and sleep in their house, and I found them to be my refuge from all distress…This pain is too severe to bear, and this loss is too severe to pass by.”

Saud al-Lababidi was reported as killed by Souna al-Lababidi and has been recorded in the civilian casualty recording for this incident.

Mohammed al-Saafeen shared another post with images of Muhammad Saud and his children in an alley, and an image of the rubble and destruction in the aftermath, captioned “Before their (displacement and death)., Muhammad Saud sent me this picture. Behind him were his sons and nephews playing. One of them was looking at the sky and perhaps saw a plane or a missile descending from it. Like these children, I do not think that the explosion of the missile or the demolition of this house over their heads took their lives. I know them. Up close, I know their tender bodies and their tender hearts that might have stopped in fear of the burning fire or the terrifying sound.”

Hema Salama shared images of Muhammad Saud in a post saying “My brother, my lover, my friend, the apple of my eye, my companion at work, and in everything, you left me and went away. How do I want to work after today? Who do I want to sit with after today?….Abu Ahmed and all the family members, his brother, all the family members, his mother, and his sisters are gone.”

Images shared by relatives on social media showed memories of a joyful family, pictures of the elderly and children alike, laughing, in school, at home, and celebrating together.

Saif Eddin al-Agha posted “this is an example of what the situation has become in Gaza and an example of what happens every day and not a single hair is shaken by this unjust world” and that the bombing of “one house containing displaced members of the family led to the martyrdom of all of them (81 people, including 17 women and 49 children)…”

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (79)

Jawdat Darwish Al-Maghribi جودت درويش المغربي
Adult male killed
Ahmed Jawdat Al-Maghribi احمد جودت المغربي
Adult male killed
First wife of Ahmed زوجة احمد الاولة
Adult female killed
Second wife of Ahmed زوجة احمد الثانية
Adult female killed
Fadi فادي
Age unknown male Son of Ahmed killed
Rafi رافي
Age unknown male Son of Ahmed killed
Zein زين
Age unknown male Son of Ahmed killed
Abdullah عبد الله
Age unknown male Son of Ahmed killed
Moataz معتز
Age unknown male Son of Ahmed killed
Jawdat Ahmed Al-Maghribi جودت احمد المغربي
Adult male killed
Wife of Jawdat زوجة جودت
Adult female killed
Yazan يزن
Age unknown male Son of Jawdat killed
Juri جوري
Age unknown male Son of Jawdat killed
Munawwar منور
Age unknown male Son of Jawdat killed
Mohamed Ahmed Al-Maghribi محمد احمد المغربي
Adult male killed
Wife of Mohamed زوجة محمد
Adult female killed
Ahmed احمد
Age unknown male Son of Mohammed Ahmed killed
Lamis لميس
Age unknown female Daughter of Mohammed Ahmed killed
Misk مسك
Age unknown female Daughter of Mohammed Ahmed killed
Mays ميس
Age unknown female Daughter of Mohammed Ahmed killed
Issam Mohammed Al-Maghribi عصام محمد المغربي
56 years old male UNDP Employee killed
Lamia Jawdat Al-Maghribi لمياء جودت المغربي
53 years old female Wife of Issam killed
Souad سعاد
30 years old female killed
Lama لمى
27 years old female killed
Louay لؤي
23 years old male killed
Obaida عبيدة
13 years old male killed
Mohamed Issam Al-Maghribi محمد عصام المغربي
32 years old male killed
Wife of Mohamed زوجة محمد
Adult female killed
Moatasem معتصم
Child male Son of Mohammed Essam killed
Asid أسيد
Child male Son of Mohammed Essam killed
Nabil Rajab Al-Maghribi نبيل رجب المغربي
Adult male killed
Falak Jawdat Al-Maghribi فلك جودت المغربي
Adult female Wife of Nabil killed
Daughter-in-law of Nabil and Falak زوجة ابن نبيل وفلك
Adult female killed
Falak فلك
Child female Granddaughter of Nabil and Falak killed
Musab مصعب
Child male Grandson of Nabil and Falak killed
Qusay قصي
Child male Grandson of Nabil and Falak killed
Nabil نبيل
Child male Grandson of Nabil and Falak killed
Warda Jawdat Al-Maghribi وردة جودت المغربي
Adult female killed
Malik مالك
Age unknown male Son of Warda killed
Malak ملك
Age unknown female Child of Warda killed
Imad عماد
Age unknown male Son of Warda killed
Osama Darwish Al-Maghribi اسامة درويش المغربي
Adult male killed
Fatima Nabil Al-Maghribi فاطمة نبيل المغربي
Adult female Wife of Osama killed
Baraa برائة
Age unknown female Daughter of Osama and Fatima killed
Rawan روان
Age unknown female Daughter of Osama and Fatima killed
Muhammad محمد
Age unknown male Son of Osama and Fatima killed
Muayyad مؤيد
Age unknown male Son of Osama and Fatima killed
Rimas ريماس
Age unknown male Son of Osama and Fatima killed
Munawar Ahmed Al-Maghribi منور أحمد المغربي
Adult male killed
Child of Munawar طفل منور
Child killed
Child of Munawar طفل منور
Child killed
Child of Munawar طفل منور
Child killed
Abeer Ali Al-Maghribi عبير علي المغربي
Adult female killed
Ahed Moin Al-Saei عاهد معين الساعي
Adult male Husband of Abeer killed
Muhannad Moin Al-Saei مهند معين الساعي
Adult male killed
Wife of Muhannad زوجة مهند
Adult female killed
Saud Al-Lababidi سعود اللبابيدي
Adult male killed
Malak Jawdat Al-Maghribi ملك جودت المغربي
Adult female Wife of Saud killed
Samah سماح
Age unknown female Daughter of Saud and Malak killed
Hamza Saud Al-Lababidi حمزة سعود اللبابيدي
Adult male Son of Saud and Malak killed
Elham Al-Amoudi الهام العامودي
Adult female Wife of Hamza killed
Mustafa Hamza Al-Lababidi مصطفي حمزة اللبابيدي
Age unknown male Son of Hamza and Elham killed
Fares Hamza Al-Lababidi فارس حمزة اللبابيدي
Age unknown male Son of Hamza and Elham killed
Malak Hamza Al-Lababidi ملك حمزه اللبابيدي
Age unknown female Daughter of Hamza and Elham killed
Malak Hamza Al-Lababidi فاطمه الزهراء اللبابيدي
Age unknown female Daughter of Hamza and Elham killed
Muhammad Saud Al-Labaidi محمد سعود اللبابيدي
Adult male Son of Saud and Malak killed
Wife of Muhammad زوجة محمد
Adult female killed
Ahmed Muhammad Al-Lababidi احمد محمد اللبابيدي
Child male Son of Muhammad Saud killed
Mustafa Muhammad Al-Lababidi مصطفي محمد اللبابيدي
Child male Son of Muhammad Saud killed
Abdul Rahman Muhammad Al-Labaidi عبد الرحمان محمد اللبابيدي
Child male Son of Muhammad Saud killed
Habib Muhammad Al-Lababidi حبيب محمد اللبابيدي
Child male Son of Muhammad Saud killed
Batool Muhammad Al-Lababidi بتول محمد اللبابيدي
Child female Daughter of Muhammad Saud killed
Shaima Muhammad Al-Lababidi شيماء محمد اللبابيدي
Child female Daughter of Muhammad Saud killed
Yathrib Saud Al-Labaidi يثرب سعود اللبابيدي
Adult female Daughter of Saud and Malak killed
Moatasem Al-Maghribi معتصم المغربي
Age unknown male Son of Yathrib killed
Amna Saud Al-Lababidi أمنة سعود اللبابيدي
Adult female Daughter of Saud and Malak killed
Child of Amna طفل أمنة
Child killed
Child of Amna طفل أمنة
Child killed
Child of Amna طفل أمنة
Child killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.516667, 34.450000. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    79 – 81
  • (49 children17–19 women15–16 men)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education,Food,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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    Source: Hema salama
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    Source: Mohammad taher mostafa al-saafeen
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    Source: Al-Maghribi family in the country - jaffa city
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    Source: Mohammad al-taher mustafa al-saafeen
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    Source: UNDP jordan

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
    79 – 81
  • (49 children17–19 women15–16 men)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education,Food,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]