Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2506

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

قرية القنيطرة, al Quneitra, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

33.126, 35.824 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

Five people were killed, and eight others, including four children and three women were wounded, in airstrikes against the village of al Quneitra in the Harem district of northwest Idlib.

Sources all blamed Russian aviation for the raids.

Syrian Network for Human Rights published an image of an injured child and reported that “The girl Aya al Hasan wounded in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on al Quneitra village in Idlib governorate western suburbs, the shelling resulted in the death of her 2 sisters Salma and Malak and her grandmother. Additionally, a number of her family members have serious injuries on September 25, 2017.”

VDC named a female adult and two children, whom we suspect are the grandmother and girls.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Tabya al Hassan Adult female killed
  • Malak al Hassan Child female killed
  • Salma al Hassan Child female killed
  • Aya al Hasan Child female injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Aya al Hasan, injured in an airstrike on 24, September 2017. (via S4HR)
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    Dead children in the aftermath of airstrikes, 24th September 2017. (via Ibrahim Yusuf)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]