Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2172

Incident date

April 26, 2017

Location

الجانودية, Al Janoudia, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8839, 36.291466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in al-Janoudiya, Jisr al-Shughour, according to local media sources.

Media activist, Musab Ahmed Orabi, was among those dead. However, none of the sources were clear as to whether he was one of the five civilians killed or an additional death.

He was working with the Qatar Red Crescent team when the strike occurred, Enab Baladi reported. They further noted that Musab was “a famous actor who was known for his dramatic and cynical scenes of the Syrian regime and his president, Bashar al-Assad.”

According to RFS Media Office, Musab was injured by shrapnel in the abdomen. “He was taken to the hospital and died during an operation that did not last more than 15 minutes,” their report read.

A source from the Syrian Civil Defence told Alaraby that two members of the civil defence and five civilians were killed following three raids from Russian aviation.

Aleppo AMC tweeted that seven people were injured during the attack, including two members of the civil defence – but given the death toll in other sources, it is likely that this was in fact referring to fatalities.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Media activist Musab Ahmed Orabi was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in al-Janoudiya. 26th April 2017. (Via: Enab Baladi)
  • Media activist Musab Ahmed Orabi was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in al-Janoudiya. 26th April 2017. (Via: SOHR)

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
    5 – 6
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]