Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2160

Incident date

April 23, 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

Eight civilians were killed – including two women and two children – and dozens were wounded, following an airstrike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, according to local media. Most sources blamed Russian warplanes for the incident, however some remained impartial, and reported sighting an identified warplane.

Step News reported that the vicinity which was struck housed Internally Displaced Peoples.

Although there were highs of 24 reported wounded, some sources such as Alaraby aljadeed, claimed only several civilians were injured. 

Misir alarabiya reported that a bridge and some residential housing was struck in the raid. They added that there was considerable “destruction of many houses” and that “ambulances belonging to the civil defence teams took the wounded to field hospitals”. It was reported that “civil defence teams continue to remove rubble and rescue civilians”. 

ENN reported that “air raids by Russian warplanes with phosphorus bombs and missiles” struck Jisir Al-Shoghour.

The death toll was reportedly expected to rise due to the severity of some of the wounded civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence attempt to rescue civilians from the rubble following an airstrike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd April 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence attempt to rescue civilians from the rubble following an airstrike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd April 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence attempt to rescue civilians from the rubble following an airstrike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, 23rd April 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defence)

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 strikes between April 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]