Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3422

Incident date

May 2, 2018

Location

مشمشان, Mishmshan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859696, 36.367021 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes killed between five and eight civilians, including women and children, in the village of Mishmshan in rural Idlib Governorate on May 3rd 2018, according to sources on the ground. Up to a further ten civilians were reportedly injured.

Radio Kul and the Syrian Network for Human Rights instead accused the Syrian regime and not Russian forces of carrying out the airstrikes.

An Alwan News correspondent pointed out that the airstrikes “caused significant damage to the homes and property of civilians, noting that the civil defense teams worked to recover the bodies and the wounded and the removal of rubble.”

Noor news reported that Idlib Governorate had been hit by Russian airstrikes on a “continuous basis”, killing and wounding several civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (2 children2–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Between five and eight civilians were killed in airstrikes on Meshmshan on May 2nd 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe and Edlib Media Center)
  • Between five and eight civilians were killed in airstrikes on Meshmshan on May 2nd 2018. (via Zeitoun)
  • Between five and eight civilians were killed in airstrikes on Meshmshan on May 2nd 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Between five and eight civilians were killed in airstrikes on Meshmshan on May 2nd 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe, Syrian Network for Human Rights and Edlib Media Center)
  • مقتل 5 مدنيين بمجزرة للاحتلال الروسي في قرية مشمشان بريف إدلب Translation: Five civilians killed in a massacre perpetrated by the Russian occupation in Mishmshan village in Idlib countryside.
  • Translation: Killed and injured in an aerial shelling that targeted Mishmshan west of Idlib.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (2 children2–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (24) [ collapse]