Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2786

Incident date

December 6, 2017

Location

ابو الظهور, Abu Zuhur, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.738034, 37.047858 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reportedly wounded following alleged Russian airstrikes which struck civilian homes, a bakery and a school in Abu Zuhur.

According to sourced, a bakery, a school and various civilian houses were destroyed in the raids. Footage of the aftermath shows buildings burning down.

Initial reporting by Zamanalwasl reported that the strikes resulted “in the injury of a woman and a child”. However Shahba Press reported that ” a man and woman were injured” in the raids.

The high explosive missiles reportedly were fired at dawn.

No civilian deaths were reported.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Syrian civil Defence center of Aleppo)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via @SyrianCoaltiton)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via @SyrianCoaltiton)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • he aftermath of airstrikes which struck various buildings including civilian homes, a school and a bakery in Abu Zuhur, 6th December 2017. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.


Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]