Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2177

Incident date

April 27, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisir Al-Shoghour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.555418, 36.573707 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma’ar Zita, Idlib, according to local media sources. 

The Shamna medical point was struck and four of the medical staff were killed, Halab Today reported.

There was a second strike after the hospital was struck, according to Al Jazeera. They reported that “Russian aircraft re-targeted the point again after the arrival of the ambulance and civil defence teams, leaving four of the ambulance crew dead”.

Ten others were wounded in the attack, Arab48 reported.

The medical point was rendered inoperable after the strike and eight ambulances were Nseverely damaged.

Two of the dead – an ambulance driver and a nurse – were killed in the second strike as they were trying to evacuate victims from the previous strike, Syrian Network for Human Rights reported.

The incident occured at 7:15 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Assad and Russia raid was quick this time, shelling civilians in Idlib and systematic targeting of medical centers in Marzita, now out of service.
  • Translation: watch aerial bombing targeting the medical point in the town of #Marzita in the countryside of #Idlib which lead to its destruction.
  • Translation: The death of four members of medical staff and the injury of others, as well as the destruction of the medical point in the town of #Ma'arzita in the countryside #Idlib as a result of aerial bombardment.
  • Translation: Russian warplanes launched air strikes centered on the medical point in the village of Marzita rural Idlib southern, the air strike wounded a number of civilians. Russian fighter jets also targeted the civil defense vehicles that were trying to rescue the people who were injured by the Russian air raids.
  • Translation: The military hospital of Deir al-Sharqiyah - the medical point burned in the town of Ma'arzita, rural Idlib.
  • Translation: Russian aviation targeted the Shamna medical point on the outskirts of the village of Marzita, leaving 4 martyrs and many casualties among the medical staff and the civil defense teams.
  • Translation: Double airstrikes targeted a medical point "shamna", near Kefrnabl in #Idlib countryside leaving 4 dead and puts it out of service. Big fires & destroyed fire vehicle during the work of civil defence teams.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • Satellite imagery of the location of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SHRC)
  • A wounded child in an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. (Via: SN4HR)
  • Saleh Rahmoun, born in 1984, an ambulance driver from Kafr Nabouda, was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in Ma'ar Zita, 27 April 2017. Via: SN4HR

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
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]