Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3534

Incident date

September 4, 2018

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 11 civilians including a woman, and five children from the same family were reported killed and many others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on neighborhoods in Jisr Al Shigour in Idlib on September 4th, 2018, according to local sources. The local sources identified names of ten of the victims and the five children but one victim’s identity remains unknown.

@RaedAlSaleh3 tweeted that “more than 13 airstrikes targeted civilian homes in  Jisr Al-Shughour and its countryside and White Helmets volunteers responded.”

Anadolu Agency quoted the director of the Civil Defense in Idlib, Mustafa Hajj Yusef as saying “the airstrikes carried out by the Russian warplanes in Idlib had resulted in the death of nine civilians, including five children, in Jisr Al-Shughour.”

Orient News reported that “five children were killed on Tuesday, and a number of other civilians were wounded due to the renewed air strikes by the Russian occupation planes on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside.”

Edlib Media Center said that “the Russian occupation aircraft targeted Al-Basateen neighborhood in the city of Jisr Al-Shughour with rockets, killing 11 civilians, including children of one family, in addition to several wounded and large destruction.”

Horrya news: Russian aggression planes launched dozens of air strikes with high explosive missiles on the city of Jisr Al-Shughour and the villages around western Idlib, in addition to other raids on the villages of Sahl Al-Ghab in the western Hama countryside.

SN4HR: At least 5 children, from the same family, killed as suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on al Basatin neighborhood in south of Jisr al Shughour city in Idlib governorate western suburbs, for the second time today, September 4, 2018.

Both Russia and the Syrian regime were blamed for this incident. Sputnik posted a video of strikes on Idlib – on Sep the 4th, captioned “On Tuesday night, Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria destroyed two terrorist drones with surface-to-air missiles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Family members (2)

  • Abdul Ghafour Haj Saleh injured
  • Ahmed Abdul Ghafour Haj Saleh injured

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 11
  • (5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (33) [ collapse]

Media
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    A dead child in the aftermath of raids on Jisr al Shughour, 4th Sept 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of aftermath of raids on Jisr al Shughour, 4th Sept 2018. (via Ariha Today)
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    A man mourns over dead children in the aftermath of raids on Jisr al Shughour, 4th Sept 2018. (via Jisr al shoughour Media Centre)
  • The exact moement warplanes were fired onto Jisr al Shughour, 4th Sept 2018. (via Sputnik)
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  • Ambulance rushing to locations of airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Orient).
  • Raids targeting Jisr Al Shogour on Sep 4th, 2018. (Via @RaedAlSaleh3).
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    Civil Defense Volunteer carrying body of a child likely killed in airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes or Syrian regime attacks on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via SNHR)
  • A photo of Russian airstrikes on areas near Jisr alShoghour in Idlib on Sep 4th. 2018. (via @GemmaFox__)
  • A child injured in the alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shogour being treated in hospital. (via Enab baladi).
  • A photo of Russian airstrikes on areas near Jisr alShoghour in Idlib on Sep 4th. 2018. (via @GemmaFox__)
  • Airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Orient).
  • Airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Orient).
  • White Helmets volunteers responding to airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Orient).
  • Zaher Al Abdu killed in airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes or Syrian regime attacks on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Abo Ali Al Abbas).
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    Zaher Al Abdu killed in airstrikes allegedly by Russian warplanes or Syrian regime attacks on the southern outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city in Idlib countryside on Sep 4th. 2018. (via Abo Ali Al Abbas).
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    Jisr al shoughour Media Centre captioned this 'The last farewell'.
  • These two children were reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoghour on Sep 4th, 2018. (via @AbdulrazakSY).
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    Likely a civilian injured in alleged Russian forces or regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shogour on Sep 4th, 2018. (via@Abd_Aluakel).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 11
  • (5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (33) [ collapse]