Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2522

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

بداما, Bdama, Jisr al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.811903, 36.202275 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians, including a child, were killed and up to 11 more were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes against the town of Bdama in the western village of Jisr al-Shoughour, according to local sources.

The initial estimate was that only one civilian, a child, had died but another civilian died the following day, September 26th, from his wounds sustained during the airstrike.

Conflicting reports were given as to who was responsible for carrying out the airstrikes against Bdama. The Syrian Network for Human Rights offered contradictory information, blaming Russian forces in one report while blaming regime forces in another report. However, the other source that reported on the incident, Idlib Media Centre, identified Russian planes as responsible for the airstrikes.

Orient News published an interview with the civil defence. Here is a rough transcript:

At 0’30” in the interview: I don’t know what to tell you. This is a civilian area, and it got hit at ten in the morning. Go and target military areas, we don’t mind.  One man died while he was fixing his tractor. He has six kids

At 1’15” in the interview with a doctor. “The regime is targeting the liberated coast and west of Jisr al Shoughour. All the injured and dead are civilians. There were about twenty of them including three martyrs of whom two were kids. Those injured were women, kids, old people, and a few young civilian men.”

“At 2’20” a reporter says: “Regime planes and helicopters are targeting al Badama alongside Russian planes and regime artillery.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ammar Ahmed Hamoudi Child injured
  • Fadwa Hamoudi Child female injured
  • Mohammad Nasser Hassoun 4 years old male killed
  • Sister of Hamza Sadiq Age unknown female injured
  • Hamza Sadiq 20 years old male " a college student at faculty of Pharmacy from Jisr al Shoghour city" Other sources said he was a pharmacist killed
  • Fadwa Hamoudi Age unknown female injured
  • Mohamed A'raj Age unknown male injured
  • Juma Khalilu Adult killed
  • Bashir Stouf Adult injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–11
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image of Mohammad Nasser Hassoun, a child killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the town of Bdama on September 25, 2017 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image of Hamza Sadiq, a college student that died from wounds sustained during alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the town of Bdama on September 25, 2017 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Image of Mohammad Nasser Hassoun, a child killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the town of Bdama on September 25, 2017 (via Marsad Sarmada)
  • The exact moment the airstrike hit Bdama, 25th Sept 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)

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
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–11
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]