Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2071

Incident date

April 4, 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

Up to 11 civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, following an alleged missile strike on Jisir Al-Shoghour. Almost all sources blamed Russian warplanes for the incident. Some, however, remained impartial, and two blamed the Syrian regime.

According to sources, three children and women were killed in the raid. LCCSY and Step News put the death toll as low as two, however, most others put the figures much higher, with Orient saying that as many as 11 people died.

Sources reported that missiles including “bunker busting missiles” were used in the raid.

Footage shows serious the damage to the residential neighbourhood, in which entire buildings collapsed.

Additional footage shows members of the Civil Defence searching in the rubble for casualties and injured civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 11
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–24
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Baladi-News Network)
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    The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. Civilians are pulled from the rubble to safety. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via SHRC)
  • A civilian is rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via SHRC)
  • A civilian is rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via FreeSyrian2014)
  • The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Qasioun)
  • The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 4th April 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)

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 April 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 – 11
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–24
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]