Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2523

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

محمبل, Muhambal, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.784376, 36.468902 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a girl, was killed and at least five others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes against the town of Muhambal in Idlib governorate, according to local sources.

The “intensive air-raids” consisted of rockets.

Some sources did not mention civilian casualties but did confirm bombing in the vicinity.

One of the comments under the video shared by Baladi News, by someone called Mohammad al Sheikh says, “During these terrifying moments, I was with my wife and my son Khalil close to the site of targeting. After a year I say: “may god preserve the town of Muhambal safe, I am from Damascus but was treated brilliantly by the locals. We felt like we were among our people.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Image of Salam al Shaghri, a girl killed in alleged Russian airstrikes against the town of Muhambal on September 25, 2017 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • The moment airstrikes hit Muhambal, 25th sept 2017. (via Baladi News)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]