Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4416

Incident date

November 23, 2021

Location

قرية جوزف, Josef Village, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.718706, 36.477021 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in alleged Russian or regime shelling on Josef village on November 23, 2021.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a civilian was seriously injured and a house was damaged in an attack on Josef village. An Al-Jisr reporter stated that the civilian was seriously injured.

Syrian Civil Defense also identified one civilian as being injured, adding that the volunteers took the injured person to a hospital for treatment and put out a small fire that was caused by the shelling.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with @IdlibPlus and Syrian Civil Defense attributing the “laser-guided artillery shells” to both the regime and Russian forces while Alaraby and Nedaa Post blamed only the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A civilian was injured and a house was damaged in strikes on Josef village on November 23, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • A civilian was injured and a house was damaged in strikes on Josef village on November 23, 2021. (Image posted by Idlib Plus)
  • White Helmet volunteers rescue an injured volunteer after shelling on Josef village on November 23, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Shelling on Josef village on November 23, 2021. (Image posted by @fattumabdulfat1)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Josef (قرية جوزف), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.718706, 36.477021. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    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 (22) [ collapse]