Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS094

Incident date

October 30, 2015

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81425, 36.319812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians – among them three children and an adult male – were reported killed in an alleged air and ground assault on Jisr al Shughour, according to a number of sources.

The Syrian Network later named the dead.

Shaam News reported that “Russian warplanes carried out two raids with rockets on the town of al Kastan in the countryside of Jisr Al Shoughour, which led to the fall of three martyrs and dozens wounded, in conjunction with an intense rocket attack launched from the town of Guerin targeting Jisr al Shoughour.”

Reporting from the village, Orient News’ Hashem al Abdullah interviewed an unnamed male eyewitness: “At exactly 8:35am the Russian planes were heard roaming the skies. As soon as we heard the sound of the planes a raid was carried out on the village of Al Kastan. There were three missiles, I am not sure what type they were, either vacuum or cluster, I am not sure what the term is for them. As a result three children were killed , three little children and a girl is in very serious condition, I am not sure if she will survive. I hope she does. That’s what happened.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Moustafa Khado Adult male from Al Meshyrfi in Idlib killed
  • Mahmoud Zuhair Edrees Child male killed
  • Ahmad Mohamad Al Abdullah Child male From Idlib killed
  • Rana Rami Edrees Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (3 children1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: #Idlib countryside: 5 martyrs and a number of injured in Russian plane bombing of the town of Kastan. (via radioharafm)
  • Translation: #Russia kills children #Russia bombs Syria #Jissr al Shoughour #Al Kastan A terrorist killed by Putin’s planes with her siblings. (via laith45)
  • Translation: the death of three children martyrs and a number of injured in a Russian raid on the town of Kastan in Jissr Al Shoughour countryside. Zaman News Agency. (via zamanews)
  • photo of the aftermath (via SNHR)
  • photo of the aftermath (via SNHR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian MoD issued no report for the period October 28th-30th 2015. A monthly summary was issued on the evening of October 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (3 children1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]