Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3192

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

الغسانية, Al Ghassaniya, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8142663, 36.2616084 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were killed, and dozens more were injured in up to three airstrikes and/ or artillery strikes on Al Ghassaniya, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Three raids directly struck the town, with media reporting that both Russian RPG’s and explosive barrel bombs were used on the vicinity.

Baladi reported that “Russian aircraft directly targeted the church in the village of Ghassaniya, which led to the destruction of large inside.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, ” at least the individuals killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Ghassaniya village in Idlib governorate western suburbs, on March 7, 2018.”

According to the Step News Agency, there were four Russian raids, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime.

Jisr.Media.Cente said there were “four civilian casualties after two strikes on # Kafar Yadinand # Ghassaniya and throwing explosive barrels at the  Al Najiya and Al Kinda  in the western village of Jisr al-Shughour.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    Ibrahim Mahmoud Abdel Rahman, killed in airstrikes on Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via Al Najiya)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via Jisr.Media.Center)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via Jisr.Media.Center)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via Jisr.Media.Center)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via Jisr.Media.Center)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al Ghassaniya, 7th March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]