Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4395

Incident date

September 27, 2021

Location

مجدليا, Majdliya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.835454, 36.67717 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian and regime artillery shelling of the town of Majdlaya on September 27, 2021.

Syrian Civil Defense reported that at least one civilian, a child, was injured in shelling of the town of Majdlaya and the child was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A tweet from @VOSyria_ identified two civilians as being injured in the strikes. Other sources also mention “several civilian casualties” but do not provide a specific number.

@farzat1711 pointed out that residential neighborhoods in the center of Majdalaya were  bombarded during this incident.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with @jisrtv blaming the regime while @thawrat111 attributed the strikes to Russia.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • 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
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child was injured in alleged Russian or regime shelling of Majdlaya on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Alleged Russian or regime shelling of Majdlaya on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by @VOSyria_)
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    A White Helmet helping a child injured in alleged Russian or regime shelling of Majdlaya on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by @farzat1711)
  • Alleged Russian or regime shelling of Majdlaya on September 27, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Majdliya (مجدليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.835454, 36.67717. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Artillery
  • 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
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (17) [ collapse]