Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2120

Incident date

April 12, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور , Jisr al shoughour, 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

An unspecified number of civilians were killed and two more wounded in up to 10 Russian strikes on Jisr al shoughour, according to local media. Sources reported the use of phosphorous, napalm, cluster bombs, and rocket-propelled grenades in the attacks.

According to Aljazeera, “civilians were killed and others were injured in heavy night raids by aircraft believed to be Russian. The warplanes used phosphorous bombs and rocket-propelled weapons on residential neighborhoods in the city of Jisr al-Shughour and its environs in rural Idlib. Activists said the shelling also severely damaged infrastructure and destroyed civilian property”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights added more detail, reporting that “suspected Russian warplanes fired two missiles near Walid Sha’aban High School in the al Shamali neighborhood in Jisr al Shoghour”.

Halab Now (a pro-Assad source) noted that “warplanes targeted the positions of Nasra Front in Jisr al-Shughur amid violent explosions in the area”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'Targeting the civil defense team in Jisr al - Shughour by the military aviation 12 4 2017'
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The remnants of a cluster bomb following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jisr al shoughour, April 12th (via EMC)

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 – 2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]