Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4019

Incident date

December 18, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reportedly injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on Jisr Al Shughour on December 18th, 2019, according to local sources.

@Baladinetwork tweeted that “a child was injured due to a raid by the warplane, which targeted the city of Jisr Al Shughour in the western Idlib countryside”.

@Sy_intelligence reported that there was joint Russian-Syrian “artillery and missile shelling on the headquarters and movements of militants in the villages of Badama and Al Najiya in the Jisr Al Shughour countryside, west of Idlib”.

It is unclear if the airstrike on the city of Al Shughour was part of the same raid as the artillery strikes on the villages of Badama and Al Najiya.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]