Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4417

Incident date

November 24, 2021

Location

قرية عين لاروز, Ain Larouz village, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.687987, 36.445700 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians were killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling of the village of Ain Larouz on November 24, 2021.

The Nedaa Post correspondent reported the killing of two civilians after targeting the village of “Ain Larouz” in Jabal Al-Zawiya with “Krasnopol” laser missiles, while the civil defense teams worked for many hours to retrieve the dead and wounded from under the rubble.

Macro Media Center also mentioned that civilians were injured from the shelling by regime forces but did not specify how many. @hadikhraat put the death toll at one civilian killed and also blamed the regime forces.

Al-Tariq’s correspondent identified that the civilians that were wounded had sustained wounds of varying degrees of severity.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights referred to those killed as being “Turkestans”, adding that it was unknown whether they were fighters or their family members.

Hibr Press reported that in addition to the two people killed and others wounded, houses were destroyed and Baladi News also pointed out that a mosque was affected by the shelling. A Facebook post from Abo kotar described “extensive damage”.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russian forces were responsible, with @ShamAlmagd1991 blaming Russia while @IdlibPlus identified the regime and North Press Agency specifically pointed to the regime forces stationed in the Jorin camp. Multiple sources pointed out that Krasnopol shells were used in the attack.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The body of one of the victims of shelling on Ain Larouz village on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by @ShamAlmagd1991)
  • Civil Defense volunteers try to rescue one of the victims of shelling on Ain Larouz village on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by @ShamAlmagd1991)
  • Damage to buildings caused by shelling on Ain Larouz village on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by @MahliMurat)
  • Shelling on Ain Larouz village on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by Almayadeen)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Ain Larouz (عين لروز), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.687987, 36.445700. 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
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]