Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4522

Incident date

June 25, 2023

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shoughar, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.798519, 36.333627 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between 6 and 11 civilians were killed and 30 to 61 others, including at least 2 children, were injured by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023.

@SyriaCivilDefe initially reported the casualty toll as five civilians killed and more than 20 injured but later tweeted that the death toll had risen to nine civilians killed and more than 30 injured, including serious cases and later in the day reached 61 wounded, including children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that nine people were killed, but identified six civilians and three combatants among the total number. Aljazeera put the number of wounded at more than 34 while a tweet from @Omar_Madaniah reported that 11 civilians were killed in the marketplace airstrikes.

Jisr Al Shughour media office published the names of the victims on Facebook. Here are the names of the injured who arrived at Jisr Hospital: Omar Kurdi, Abdul Mohsen Kurdi, Othman Al-Faraj, Adel Alloush, Bashar Ali Al-Hassan, Hussein Al Jamil, Hassan Sam’ou , Faris Alloush, Asaad Al-Hussein, Alloush Alloush, Mamoun Ahmed Khalif, Ibrahim Al-Hajji, Ibrahim Qassem, Abdul Razzaq Ahmed Turkawi, Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Turkawi, Hussein Al-Sayed, Muhammad hijazzi, Ali Ibrahim Amouri, Mohammed al-Hussein, Rashid Fadel, Zakaria Turkestani, Khaled Alloush, Ahmed Abdullah Hussein, Hassan Ahmed Hassan, Hossam Hussein Muhaimid, Marwan Khaled Al-Alewi, Faraj Hassan Al-Hajji, Ayman Raslan, Adnan Muhammed Sharif, Fares Rahil. Here are two of those killed: Khaled Al-Hajji, Sumer Khalil.

Orient News and various other sources mentioned that most of the victims were farmers or vendors.

@SyriaCivilDefe added that some of the victims were taken to Al-Qunya Hospital, and images show adults and children being treated for their wounds.

Aljazeera quoted Reda Hayshid, a 21-year-old vegetable vendor who said that “During our work today at the vegetable market, we were startled by an air strike that targeted the market where we were present, turning [it] into a pool of blood and the remains of victims. The scenes of my friends whom I used to see daily in this market continue to haunt my imagination as some of them were taking their last breaths, while others have lost their limbs due to the air strike.”

Aljazeera also quoted Rami Jaafar, who was buying groceries at the market 10 minutes before the bombing and rushed back to check on his relatives who were working in the market: “On my way back home with my family, we heard the sound of an explosion coming from the direction of the vegetable market. I quickly secured my family in one of the houses in Jisr al-Shughour and rushed to the market to check on my cousins who were there. The place was filled with dust, the smell of blood and gunpowder permeating the air. There was no sound except for the moans of the wounded and the ambulances that transported my cousins to the hospital.”

Saad Fato, a 35-year-old labourer who survived the strike on the market, told AFP (quoted by The National) that he helped efforts to try to rescue the wounded. He was unloading tomatoes and cucumbers at the time of the attack, describing the aftermath as “It was indescribable, seeing the dead, the wounded.”

Local sources identified the location of the strikes as al-Hal market, also known as the tomato market, a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the city of Jisr Al Shoughar. Sham News specified that the market is located near the sugar factory, east of the city of Jisr Al Shoughar. Local vendor Reda Hayshid told Aljazeera that the market is considered a central one for most farmers in the area and in its outskirts to sell their produce daily.

All of the sources attributed the airstrikes to Russian forces, and Aljazeera specified that a Russian Su-34 carried out the airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar and Yeni Safak quoted information from the Syrian opposition flight control observatory in Idlib which reported that three Russian planes took off from Hmeimim Airport in Latakia Governorate at 10:03 local time.

North Press Agency reported that in the aftermath, more than 50 families fled Jisr Al Shoughar due to fear from the repeated airstrikes.

The incident occured at 10:08:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Omar Kurdi عمر كردي
Age unknown injured
Abdul Mohsen Kurdi عبد المحسن كردي
Age unknown injured
Othman Al-Faraj عثمان الفرج
Age unknown injured
Adel Alloush عادل علوش
Age unknown injured
Bashar Ali Al-Hassan بشار علي الحسن
Age unknown injured
Hussein Al Jamil حسين الجميل
Age unknown injured
Hassan Sam’ou حسن سمعو
Age unknown injured
Faris Alloush فارس علوش
Age unknown injured
Asaad Al-Hussein اسعد الحسين
Age unknown injured
Alloush Alloush علوش العلوش
Age unknown injured
Mamoun Ahmed Khalif مأمون احمد خليف
Age unknown injured
Ibrahim Al-Hajji ابراهيم الحجي
Age unknown injured
Ibrahim Qassem ابراهيم قاسم
Age unknown injured
Abdul Razzaq Ahmed Turkawi عبد الرزاق احمد تركاوي
Age unknown injured
Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Turkawi احمد عبد الرزاق تركاوي
Age unknown injured
Hussein Al-Sayed حسين السيد
Age unknown injured
Muhammad hijazzi محمد حجازي
Age unknown injured
Ali Ibrahim Amouri علي ابراهيم عموري
Age unknown injured
Mohammed al-Hussein محمد الحسين
Age unknown injured
Rashid Fadel رشيد فاضل
Age unknown injured
Zakaria Turkestani زكريا تركستاني
Age unknown injured
Khaled Alloush خالد علوش
Age unknown injured
Ahmed Abdullah Hussein احمد عبد الله حسين
Age unknown injured
Hassan Ahmed Hassan حسن احمد حسن
Age unknown injured
Hossam Hussein Muhaimid حسام حسين محيميد
Age unknown injured
Marwan Khaled Al-Alewi مروان خالد العليوي
Age unknown injured
Faraj Hassan Al-Hajji فرج حسن الحجي
Age unknown injured
Ayman Raslan ايمن رسلان
Age unknown injured
Adnan Muhammed Sharif عدنان محمد شريف
Age unknown injured
Fares Rahil فارس رحيل
Age unknown injured
Khaled Al-Hajji خالد الحجي
Adult male killed
Khaled Al-Hajji سومر خليل
Adult male killed

Geolocation notes (6) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a market on the outskirts of Jisr Al Shoughar (جسر الشغور). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following coordinates: 35.798519, 36.333627.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Agriculture, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–61
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–3

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Media
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  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by The National)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by The National)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by The National)
  • A victim being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by Aljazeera)
  • A victim being treated at a hospital for injuries sustained by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by Aljazeera)
  • Victims being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Victims being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Victims being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Victims being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    The first moments of the response to Russian air strikes that targeted a vegetable and fruit market on the outskirts of the city of Jisr al-Shughur, west of #إدلب , today, Sunday, June 25.
  • A painful massacre in the targeting of Al-Hal market by Russian warplanes on the outskirts of the city of Jisr Al-Shughur, west of #إدلب , today, Sunday, June 25.
  • Victims being helped by White Helmet volunteers following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A child being treated for wounds at Al-Qunya Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A man being treated for wounds at Al-Qunya Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A man being treated for wounds at Al-Qunya Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A child being treated for wounds at Al-Qunya Hospital following alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    “Uncle, just see my family… my father is right.” The cries of an injured child after an air strike targeted the outskirts of the city of Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib, today, Sunday, June 25, killing 9 people and injuring more than 30 others (in an inconclusive statistic), including workers and farmers who were working in a vegetable market adjacent to the targeted location.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @alkhabour21)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @alkhabour21)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @alkhabour21)
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    Russian warplanes target a popular market in Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib, causing a massacre
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    Civilians were injured in the bombing of the Russian warplanes targeting Jisr Al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib.
  • 9 martyrs and dozens of wounded as a preliminary outcome as a result of a raid by the Russian warplanes on the vegetable market in the city of Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib
  • 9 martyrs and more than 35 wounded, in Russian raids targeting the popular vegetable market in Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib
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    A new massacre committed by Bashar al-Assad and Putin’s warplanes led to the death of 11 civilians during the targeting of the vegetable market in the city of Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib Governorate
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    The final outcome of the vegetable market massacre in Jisr Al-Shughour 6/25/2023 is 9 martyrs and 61 wounded.
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    Graphic image of one of the victims of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @Ahmad_1alshble)
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    Dead and wounded as a result of the Russian air raids on the vegetable market in the city of #جسر_الشغور in the countryside of #إدلب
  • Dozens of martyrs and wounded in the vegetable market, or what is known as the tomato market, in the city of #جسر_الشغور west of #ادلب as a result of a raid by the Russian occupation aircraft
  • Exclusive photos of #العربية showing the bombing of #روسيا targeting the Jisr al-Shughour area in the countryside of #إدلب
  • A number of civilians were injured as a result of Russian warplanes bombing the tomato market in the Jisr al-Shughur area in rural Idlib.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @baladinetwork)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @baladinetwork)
  • 9 martyrs, thirty as the initial outcome of the bombing by Russian warplanes of a vegetable market in the vicinity of the city of Jisr al-Shughur
  • A horrific massacre committed by the Russian occupation forces in the vegetable market in #جسر_الشغو
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    Very graphic image of a body part of one of the victims of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @ElegancMad)
  • A Russian air strike targeted a vegetable and fruit market in the city of Jisr al-Shughour, in #إدلب governorate, northwest of #سوريا , killing 11 people, including at least 7 civilians, and about 30 wounded, according to what the Syrian Observatory reported to AFP. 🔵 The White Helmets documented in a video the rescue operations and the transfer of the dead and injured.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @ralshhwan9)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes in Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by @ralshhwan9)
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    Very graphic image of Khalid Thabet Al-Hajji, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by Ganem Yosef via Facebook)
  • Khalid Thabet Al-Hajji, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by Mohammed al Haji via Facebook)
  • Sumer Nawaf Khalil, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughar on June 25, 2023. (Image posted by Abd Al Muati Yassin via Facebook)
  • a video clip of the aerial bombardment of the tomato market in Jisr Al-Shughur, which killed 11 and injured 30.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Agriculture, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–61
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–3

Sources (59) [ collapse]