Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4432

Incident date

January 1, 2022

Location

النهر الأبيض, Al Naher Al Abyad, Jisr Al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On New Years Day, three to four civilians, three children and a woman, were allegedly killed and ten others, including six children, were allegedly injured, by Russian air strikes just after midnight. The incident was reported to have taken place in the early hours of January 1st 2022 at 2.30am, in the Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area near the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, in the western countryside of Idlib by Russian forces.

Nesrin Na’san al Na’san, aged two, and her mother, Fatimah Hussein al Waisi, aged 28, and Mariam Basel Al Aboud, aged seven, were identifed as killed by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the death of another child, a boy, who succumbed to his injuries later in the day on January 1st 2022 and @mahmoudalbakor1 reported that all of the deceased were from the same family.

The names of those injured, according to @Almohrar1, were: Azzo Naasan, aged three, Mohammed Naasan Naasan, aged eight months, Naasan Ahmed Naasan, aged 26, Abdul Rahman Ammar Al Aboud, Yasser Ammar Al Aboud, Obaid Yasser Al Aboud, Yahya Ammar Al Aboud, Ammar Obaid Al Aboud, and Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that they rescued the six injured and retrieved the three deceased bodies from under the rubble.  One of their volunteers, Alaa Hawash, said “when we got to the placee, there was a stench of blood and corpses and people were screaming and a fire was burning. There was an injured woman standing over the destruction who told me, with tears and blood on her face, my daughter is here… my daughter is here.  We started work immediately and the girl’s face appeared from the rubble, here I remembered my daughter, Alaa Willie, who is her age, when there was an attack on my house two years ago.”

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the attack was targeted on a house and tents housing displaced people.  Those deceased and injured were reportedly members of three displaced families from the village of Rajm Amirat in Jabal al Hoss in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The incident occured at 2:30 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Nesrin Na'san al Na'san 2 years old female killed
  • Fatimah Hussein al Waisi 28 years old female mother of Nesrin killed
  • Azzo Na'San 3 years old male injured
  • Mohammed Na'san Na'san 8 months years old male injured
  • Naasan Ahmed Naasan 26 years old male

Family members (6)

  • Marian Basel Al Aboud 7 years old female killed
  • Abdul Rahan Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yasser Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Obaid Yasser Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Yahya Ammar Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Ammar Obaid Al Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Hala Fawaz Al-Nayef Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Media
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  • "3 civilians were killed and several others were wounded, most of them children, as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the White River area in Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib countryside" (@Sy24ria / Twitter)
  • 1 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 2 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 3 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 4 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • 5 of 5: Syrian Civil Defense said that they retrieved three dead bodies from the Russian airstrike that allegedly killed them and injured 10 others on New Years Day 2022 (Syrian Civil Defense / Facebook)
  • A flock of sheep killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years day in Nahr Al Abyad in west of Idlib governorate (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syria Network for Human Rights)
  • Damage to a tent where displaced civilians who work as shepherds were living in Al Nahr Al Abyad (Saed al Din Zaidan / Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • 1 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 2 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • 3 of 3: Syrian Civil Defense work to retrieve the deceased and injured from an alleged Russian airstrike in the Idlib governorate on New Years Day (@itsnotsuhad / Twitter)
  • Three to four civilians were allegedly killed by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib (@mahmoudalbakor1 / Twitter)
  • Marem Basel Al-Aboud was killed allegedly by a Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib countryside (Image via @YusufAd76532779 / Twitter)
  • Up to four people were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on New Years Day in Jisr Al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib (Image via @AsharqNewsSYR / Twitter)
  • Syrian Civil Defense recover the dead and injured after an alleged Russian forces airstrike in the Jisr Al-Shughour region of Idlib (Image via @RaedAlSaleh3 / Twitter)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported the death of three civilians after an alleged Russian forces airstrike (Image via Zaitounmag)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)
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    Images of children who were allegedly killed by a Russian forces airstrike on New Years Day 2022 when an air raid hit their home (Image via Khalid / Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]