Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2052

Incident date

April 1–2, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shoughour, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

In the evening of April 1st, warplanes, likely to be Russian, bombed the city of Jisr al Shoughour, according to local media. A man and a woman were allegedly both wounded, however the man later succumbed to his wounds in the hospital. Some reports allocated this strike to the Syrian regime, while others blamed Russian warplanes. 

Local sources reported that this airstrike followed strikes in the vicinity earlier that night, including one on an Ahrar al Sham headquarters in Harim, close to the Turkish border.

There are no other details at this time.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Man pulled from rubble after an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al Shoughour, 1st April 2017. (via Idlib Media Center).
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    Person covered in a blanket pulled from rubble after an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al Shoughour, 1st April 2017. (via Idlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al Shoughour, 1st April 2017. (via Idlib Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al Shoughour, 1st April 2017. (via Idlib Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al Shoughour, 1st April 2017. (via Idlib Media Center).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Unknown.

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
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]