Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3617

Incident date

April 13–14, 2019

Location

أورم الجوز, Urma Al Jouz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian airstrikes struck the town of Urma Al Jouz, in the western countryside of Idlib, around midnight between April 13th and 14th, wounding a family of five, according to local media.

Over a dozen missile strikes were reportedly fired from three Russian planes. The strikes were described as rocket attacks, or more specifically as an attack with “high-impact concussion rockets”.

According to Sputnik, sites and warehouses for ammunition were struck that belonged to the militants of the Liberation of the Sham (Jabhet Al Nusra).

In addition, a food depot was reported struck which resulted in a fire.

Orient News said that two civilians were wounded, though multiple other sources reported that a family of five (a father, a mother, and their three children) was injured.

The Syrian Civil Defense teams were involved in rescuing the family and fighting the fire.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (23) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on a food depot in the town of Urma Al Jouz on April 13th (via @omarbalkhi5).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams extinguished fires caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on Urum al-Jawz (via @SyriaCivilDefense).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Orm al-Jawz on April 13th (via Baladi News).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Orm al-Jawz on April 13th (via Orient News).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Orm al-Jawz on April 13th (via Syria TV).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction of a food depot caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via Enab Baladi).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via MMC).
  • Destroyed buildings after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via @omarbalkhi5).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via @omarbalkhi5).
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Urma al-Jouz on April 13th (via @omarbalkhi5).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]