Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS222

Incident date

December 3, 2015

Location

الناجية, Najieh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.7894815, 36.2177181 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians including one child were reported killed – and five others injured – in an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Najieh.

The Shaam News Network posted images on Facebook showing the remains of what it stated were missiles dropped by Russian warplanes, while Jisr TV described the weapons as “cluster rockets originating from Russian battleships.”

Four victims were later named by the Violations Documentation Center.

The VDC also later named a 60 year old man Abdul Wahhab Hsain as having died from wounds sustained in the strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Ali Jeeko Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ali Jeeko Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ali Jeeko Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Khaled Bakour Child male killed
  • Abdul Wahhab Hsain 60 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Remains of missile allegedly dropped by Russian warplane on Najieh, December 3rd. (via, SNN)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For November 26th-December 4th 2015, Russia reported carrying out 431 combat sorties, including strikes in Idlib.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]