Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2475

Incident date

September 20, 2017

Location

جرجناز, Jarjanaz, Syria

Geolocation

35.617076, 36.783132 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A mother and four children were killed in their home as alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces struck the town of Jarjanaz.

The death of a sixth civilian was also reported. Those killed included the woman’s grandson, according to local sources. At least five others were injured.

Three “space rockets” hit the town through the night, according to Step News. Akhbar News said the destruction of civilian houses and the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq mosque was due to rocket-propelled grenades.

Activists told Smart News that the house of Hossam Salama, a leader of the al-Ahrar-al-Sham Islamist Movement was damaged but he was not hurt.

The Civil Defense worked to retrieve the dead, transferring the wounded to the nearest medical point.

The incident occured after midnight.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Raids destroyed multiple buildings
    http://archive.fo/PDw0x
  • White Helmets in the wreckage
    https://twitter.com/SyrianCoalition/status/910482006928232450
  • A mother and four children died in their their home
    https://twitter.com/HadiAlabdallah/status/910456922117169153
  • Translation: 'Russian aviation targets residential areas in the town of # Jarjanaz countryside Idlib leaving martyrs and wounded'
  • Translation: 'The martyrdom of four children and their child after the Assad regime's flight targeting their home this morning in # Gergnaz countryside # Idlib'
  • Translation: 'Painful scenes of the horrific massacre committed by Russian airliners in the town of Jarjanaz in the countryside of Idlib'
  • Further footage of the aftermath of the strike on Jarjanaz, Sept 20th 2017.
  • A news report on the strike on Jarjanaz, Sept 20th 2017.

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]