Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2093

Incident date

April 8, 2017

Location

اورم الجوز, Orm Al-Jouz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.790833, 36.565833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 20 civilians were killed, including two women and seven children, in an alleged Russian airstrike on Orm Al-Jouz, according to multiple sources.

All of the known sources attributed responsibility to Russian warplanes or suspected Russian warplanes.

Qasioun News reported that “five raids with rockets and other cluster bombs” were carried out on Orm Al-Jouz. They stated that more than 19 civilians had died and dozens of others were in a critical condition.

Syrian Press Centre, who initially put the death toll at 14, reported that “the Russian warplanes launched several aerial bombardments of civilian houses in the town”

Up to 21 civilians were also wounded in the attack, according to Step News who added that a residential complex in which there was a number of shops was targeted.

Syrian Network for Human Rights detailed that a “RBK-500 cluster munitions incubator carrying ShOAB-0.5 munitions were fired by suspected Russian warplanes on Orm al Jouz town”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 20
  • (7 children2 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–21
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Image of RBK-500 cluster munitions incubator carrying ShOAB-0.5 munitions fired by suspected Russian warplanes on Orm al Jouz town in Idlib governorate southern suburbs on April 8, 2017. (Via: SN4HR)
  • Translation: The bombing of the village of Orm al - Jawz
  • Translation: The massacre of the village of Orm Al-Jouz on 8/4/2017
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via:SyriaHR)
  • Rescue operations following an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • Damage from an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via: Qasioun)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via: Enab Baladi News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via: RFS Media Office)
  • Translation: The death toll of the massacre of Orm Al-Jouz in the countryside of Idlib to 19 martyrs
  • Translation: A picture showing a cluster munitions incubator shelled by the Russian forces on the town of Orm Al-Jouz in the village of Idlib on April 8.
  • Translation: Martyrs and wounded by Russian aviation targeting the town of Orm al-Joz in the countryside of Idlib
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Orm Al-Jouz, 8th April 2017. (Via: RozanaFM)

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
    14 – 20
  • (7 children2 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–21
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]