Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2521

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shoughour , Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.814269, 36.31994 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between three and 17 civilians, including two to four children and one to three women, were killed and between 26 and 30 others were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes against the al Gharbi neighbourhood and Karaj Halab area in the city of Jisr al Shoughour in the western countryside of Idlib, according to local sources. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some such as, Syrian Network for Human Rights and Idlib Media Centre, blaming Russian forces, while others blamed the Assad regime.

Idlib Media Centre originally published the low estimate of three civilians killed but later increased their estimate to 17 killed.

According to Smart News Agency, the airstrikes struck residential neighbourhoods in Jisr al Shoughour and were launched during a time when there had been an agreement to ease airstrikes against Idlib, including Russian promises to build protection towers.

Dr. Ahmad Mouaffaq zeidan tweeted that there was material damage to the local hospital.

Moaz al shami tweeted that a “massacre committed by Russian warplanes in the market in the centre of jisr alshoughour killing so far at least 17 martyrs and more than 50 injured following more than 12 Russian raids that targeted civilian areas.” In the footage he pointed to the burning shops and says that more than 40 shops were destroyed in addition to a dozen homes.

In another video published by Moaz al shami the reporter in the video said (whilst pointing to the scene) that “this is the blood of the falafel seller who turned to fragments inside his shop, this is the bread from his shop. People’s livelihood has mingled with their blood. More than 40 shops have been totally destroyed and more than 30 homes destroyed in more than 12 Russian raids.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rafif Sharout Child female killed
  • Adel Sharout Child male killed
  • Omer Haj Mosa Adult male killed
  • Raed Rashed Baydaq Adult male killed
  • Mohammad al-Shaikh Salem Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Aktae Adult male killed
  • Khadija al-Zoufi Adult female killed
  • Ali Rashad Bakrjan Adult male killed
  • Abeer Jerji Adult female killed
  • Khaled Baydaq Adult male killed
  • Mostafa Alyo Adult male killed
  • Wael Sofi Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Qazmouz Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 17
  • (2–4 children1–3 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    26–50
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shougho, 25th Sept 2017. (via Zaitoun News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shougho, 25th Sept 2017. (via Al aan TV)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Orient News)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughou, 25th Sept 2017. (via Mazen al rifiy)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shougho, 25th Sept 2017. (via Moaz al shami)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shougho, 25th Sept 2017. (via Moaz al shami)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughou, 25th Sept 2017. (via Syrian Coalition)
  • The immediate aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Zakariya Nassani)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Dr. Ahmad Mouaffaq zeidan)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Dr. Ahmad Mouaffaq zeidan)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Dr. Ahmad Mouaffaq zeidan)
  • The immediate aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Dr. Ahmad Mouaffaq zeidan)
  • The first moment the bombs hit Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Rami al Sayed )
  • Image of civilians being rescued from the rubble following airstrikes against Jisr al Shoughour on September 25th, 2017 (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, 25th Sept 2017. (via Edlib Media Centre)

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
    3 – 17
  • (2–4 children1–3 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    26–50
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]