Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2787

Incident date

December 8, 2017

Location

جب ابيض, Jib Abyad village, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.405948, 37.862492 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A woman was reportedly killed in airstrikes which struck Jib Abyad, Aleppo after midnight. Local media was conflicted as to who was to blame, with Syrian Network for Human Rights blaming the “Russian-Syrian alliance”, while most others blamed Moscow.

Most sources reported on the “the martyrdom of a woman and the injury of a man” in the bombardment.

The White Helmets said that they “pulled a woman from under the rubble and transferred wounded people to field hospitals for treatment.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights was the only source to specify that Jib Abyad Mosque was struck and rendered inoperable in the aerial bombardment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defence members work to dig civilians out of the rubble following airstrikes on Jib Abyad, 8th December 2017. (via Aleppo white helmets)
  • Civil Defence members work to dig civilians out of the rubble following airstrikes on Jib Abyad, 8th December 2017. (via Aleppo white helmets)
  • Civil Defence members work to dig civilians out of the rubble following airstrikes on Jib Abyad, 8th December 2017. (via Aleppo white helmets)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jib Abyad, 8th 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.


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
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]