Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2004

Incident date

March 22, 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

Four civilians were killed and up to five injured in an air or artillery strike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, according to local media sources – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible for the event.

Akhbar News, who put the death toll at four killed and five wounded, reported that “Russian aircraft targeted the city of Jisr Al-Shughur with a cluster bomb attack”. Other sources also indicated that Russia were responsible for the attack, including Idlib Media Centre, Smart News and Syrian Network for Human Rights.

It was clear that this attack was part of a wider campaign in Idlib by Russian and regime forces on this day. LCCSY reported that “while 10 martyrs were killed in Idlib, most of them were killed by the artillery shelling of the Assad forces and the aerial bombardment of Russian warplanes on the city of Jisr al-Shughour and its countryside.”

However, other sources attributed responsibility to Assad’s regime, such as Zamanalwsl News, who also placed the death toll at four.

Multiple sources named the four civilians who died in the attack.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Adel Sharout 3 years old male killed
  • Badr Hehano Child male killed
  • Khaled Sherif Adult male killed
  • Ismail Hassan Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Jisr Al -Shughour, the moment of the bombing from Russian warplanes"
  • Translation: "Warplanes at low altitudes in Jisr al-Shughour"
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    Translation: "Martyr - Adel Sharout (3 years). Born and lived his short life under bombardment to be killed by #Putin planes today in the countryside of Idlib."
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    Translation: "The martyr, Badr Hihanou"
  • Translation: "The martyr, Ismail Hassan Hassan, from the sons of Jisr al-Shughur, was killed by bombing of the city. May God have mercy on him"
  • Translation: "watch the first moments that the Russian occupation carried out raids on Jisr al Shoughour"
  • #SyriaCivilDefence #Idlib 22-3-2017 Translation: "Three airstrikes targeted Jisr Al-shoghour city. Civil Defence teams rushed to effected areas and carried out rescue work extracting martyrs from the rubble and attending to the wounded. On initial count, 4 have been martyred and 5 wounded."

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 March 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
    4
  • (2 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]