Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS289

Incident date

December 18, 2015

Location

الناجية, Najieh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.7894815, 36.2177181 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seventeen non-combatants including eight women and nine children were killed in airstrikes on Najieh near Jisr al Shughour according to multiple sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. Thirteen of those killed as well as an unborn child came from one family, the Hilals.

Shaam News and the Syrian Observatory said Russian warplane were responsible. SNN said the attacks were carried out while worshippers were leaving Friday prayers, and that civilian houses were targeted. But the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the civilians died when regime warplanes fired two missiles.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (14)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    17
  • (9 children8 women)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

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    The White Helmets carrying injured civilians. (via, Jisr el Shoughour)
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    Aboudi Ayman Hilal, killed in a contested airstrike. (via VDC)
  • Injured children are rescued from the rubble. (via, Jisr Media Centre)
  • Another photograph of children being rescued. (via, Jisr Media Centre)
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    Graphic image of a deceased unborn child. (via, Jisr Media Centre)
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    The body of a deceased child. (via, Jisr Media Centre)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

No Russian reports were published for December 16th-18th 2016.

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
    17
  • (9 children8 women)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]