Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS172

Incident date

November 20, 2015

Location

الناجية, Najieh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.7894815, 36.2177181 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to four children were reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Najieh, according to the Violations Documentation Center. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two children died.

the Violations Documentation Center (VDC) named two children victims of the strike and another two as unidentified.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Haj Ali Child male Named by VDC killed
  • Mustafa Haj Ali Child male Named by VDC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Tweet image of the children Ahmad & Mustafa Haj Ali died in regime warplanes missiles fired on Al Najiyeh in Idlib (via @france7776 tweet)
  • an image of Ahmad Haj Ali (via VDC)
  • Mustafa Haj Ali
  • an image of an unidentified child (via VDC)

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 reported that “On November 20, the ships of the Caspian flotilla performed launches of 18 cruise missiles against 7 targets in the Raqqah, Idlib and Aleppo provinces. All the aims were hit… 29 aircraft of long-range and bomber aviation made strikes from the zone of the Caspian Sea.”

Media
from belligerent (3) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad Haj Ali (via VDC)
  • Mustafa Haj Ali (via VDC)
  • Unidentified child (via VDC)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]