Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2092a

Incident date

April 8, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81425, 36.319812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A child was reportedly killed and others injured in an alleged Russian airstrike in Jisr al Shoughour, according to local media sources.

Idlib Media Centre, who specified that it was a child that was killed, added that it was during three air raids by Russian forces on the city.

The raids struck the “Christian quarter” of the city, according to an Al Jazeera correspondent, who added that there was substantial damage to residential buildings in the area.

None of the sources indicated how many other civilians were injured in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]