Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1523

Incident date

November 3, 2016

Location

قرية الموزرة, Al Mozra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.659875, 36.439311 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and several more were wounded from airstrikes launched against the village of Al Mozra – however local sources are conflicted as to who was responsible for the raids.

The Local Coordination Committee Syria and @ShahbaPress identifying Russian planes as conducting airstrikes while Syrian Network for Human Rights and @abokantar blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes.

The airstrikes reportedly struck Al Mozra High School and residential homes. SN4HR reported that Al Mozara High School was partially damaged with holes left on the school grounds. 

A video posted by Edlib SCD shows the civil defence scene arriving to help those injured from the airstrikes and rescue victims from the rubble. In addition, the airstrikes caused critical physical damage to buildings in the village and images published by Syrian Network for Human Rights show buildings reduced to rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the White Helmets going to rescue civilians from the rubble at Al Mozra High School, following a Russian or Syrian regime raid. A wounded child is carried from the rubble to the ambulance. 3rd November 2016. (via Edlib SCD)
  • A member of the White Helmets inspects the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mozra, 3rd November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • The exact moments an alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrike hit Al Mozra, 3rd November 2016. (via @abokantar)
  • The exact moments an alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrike hit Al Mozra, 3rd November 2016. (via @abokantar)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]