Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1920

Incident date

February 23, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisir Al-Shoghour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.814269, 36.31994 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed – and seven others were wounded – in an airstrike which struck residential homes and Walid Shaaban School in Jisir Al-Shoghour, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame with some blaming Russia and the others pointing to the Syrian regime.

According to multiple sources, homes, shops and roads were destroyed in the raid. Images show fires in the vicinity in the aftermath of the airstrike.

Additionally, due to the extent of damage, many bodies were being dug up from the rubble by members of the civil defence.

Victims were taken to field hospitals.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment after an alleged raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd Feb 2017. (via Idlib Media center)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd Feb 2017. (via Nawrasnews)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd Feb 2017. (via Nawrasnews)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd Feb 2017. (via Nawrasnews)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd Feb 2017. (via Nawrasnews)

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 specific strikes between February 1st -31st 2017.

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
    1 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]