Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2965

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisir Al-Shoghour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.814269, 36.31994 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were wounded in the city of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib, either due to airstrikes, carried out by Russia, or artillery attack, carried out by the Syrian regime, local media reported.

Smart News Agency quoted activists who said that “warplanes likely to be Russian launched four raids on the city of Jisr al-Shughour”, leaving three civilians wounded.

Jsir Media Center identified the three victims by name.

While most sources attributed the strike to Russian airstrikes, Orient News reported that “the regime targeted the city of Jisr al-Shughour with with rocket-propelled grenades,” thus suggesting a ground-launched assault by the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • The moment the contested airstrike hit Jisir Al-Shoghour, Idlib, February 2nd, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • One of the wounded following the contested airstrike on Jisir Al-Shoghour, February 2nd, 2018 (via Jsir Media Center)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]