Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2416

Incident date

September 2, 2017

Location

جب الجراح قرية الدرويشية , Al Darwishiyah village, near Jab al Jarrah, 89 km east of Homs city, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

36.635635, 36.668228 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Thirteen  civilians – including women and children – were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in Al-Darwishiya in Jab Al-Jarrah, a village under the control of the Islamic State, on September 2nd, according the Smart News Agency.

Multiple sources indicated coordination between regime forces and the warplanes. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “…regime forces bombarded areas in the vicinity of villages located in the Jabal al-Jarrah, Shaer, Shomariya, and the eastern Homs countryside, amid raids by warplanes on the same areas…”.

The Step News Agency noted “clashes between the state organization [ISIS} and the regime forces in the area of Huwaisis and the vicinity of Jib al-Jarrah in the eastern countryside.”

However, the Smart News Agency blamed Russia for the death of 13 civilians including an unspecified number of women and children.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]