Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2036

Incident date

March 27, 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

Between one and five civilians, including a woman and two children, were killed and between four and eight others, including women and children, were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes against the town of Jisr al Shoughour in the western suburbs of Idlib, local media reported.

At the time of reporting one civilian death, Radio Al Kul pointed out that they expected the number of casualties to rise because civil defense teams were still searching the rubble. After seven hours of searching, Shaam Network said that the final count of those killed in the airstrikes was five civilians.

Local sources gave conflicting reports as to who was responsible for the airstrikes against Jisr al Shoughour. The majority of sources, including Idlib Media Centre and the Syrian Network for Human Rights, attributed the airstrikes to Russia planes. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian Mirror reported that regime planes carried out the attacks against Jisr al Shoughour and its surrounding areas.

Between 10 and 16 missiles and cluster bombs struck the neighborhoods of Jisr al Shoughour, completing their strikes in less than an hour. These strikes were part of an alleged almost daily air campaign against the city that had been escalating in recent days. Following the strikes, civilians were displaced from their homes and some were forced to flee the town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

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    Video of Syrian Civil Defense rescuing civilian from the rubble in Jisir Al-Shoghour, March 27th, 2017 (via Syrian Civil Defense Youtube)
  • Images of the destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre Facebook)
  • Images of the destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre Facebook)
  • Images of the destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre Facebook)
  • Images of the destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre Facebook)
  • Images of the destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27, 2017 (via Idlib Media Centre Facebook)
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    Video of civil defense teams rescuing civilian from the rubble in Jisir Al-Shoghour, March 27th, 2017 (via AMC Youtube)
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    Image of Ghayath Hajjar, killed in airstries against Jisr Al Shoghour - March 27th, 2017 (via Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]