Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3702

Incident date

July 17–18, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jsir Al Shoughour, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to five civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Jsir Al Shoughour, Idlib, after midnight on July 18th. A further five to seven, including children, were allegedly injured in the attack.

Smart News cited “five dead and five wounded by night raids of Russian warplanes on the city of Jisr al-Shoughour in Idlib”, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the airstrikes “killed one person and injured at least seven others, including children.”

IdlibPlus tweeted that “five civilians were injured, including two children, in Jisr al-Shoughour, as a result of eight Russian airstrikes on the city after midnight”.

According to Step News, a woman and a child called Abdul-Jawad Ramo were wounded in the attack and died some days later.

Syria Civil Defense reported that “a civilian was killed and five others were injured by airstrikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women’s center for civil defense […] damaging some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center.”

Jisr Media Center named Ayman Qadour as a fatality after he succumbed from his wounds.

According to Etilaf News, “three warplanes belonging to the Assad regime and Russia targeted the city with eight air raids, with one hitting the women’s point of civil defense in the city. The Civil Defense […] helped the wounded and extinguished the fires. In addition, they helped evacuate the civilians from the bombardments until dawn. The body of a martyr and a number of wounded were recovered.”

Fifteen sources attributed the attack to Russian Forces, two sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident, and one source did not positively attribute blame. A further source attributed the attack to the Syrian regime.

 

 

The incident occured after midnight.

  • Ayman Qadour Adult male killed
  • Abdul-Jawad Ramo Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Video Caption Translation: "The Russian occupation planes are aggressively targeting the city at this late hour of the night." (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]