Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2116

Incident date

April 11, 2017

Location

بزيت, Bezeit village, Jisr al Shoughour countryside, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.78897, 36.399449 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and several others were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Bezeit village in the Jisr al Shoughour countryside, multiple local sources reported.

According to the Step News Agency, “Russian planes launched a phosphorous raid targeting Bezeit in Jisr al Shoughour killing one person and injuring others.”

Other sources also reported the use of internationally-banned phosphorous  and napalm in this attack.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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]