Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3665

Incident date

May 5, 2019

Location

ربع الجور, Rab’a Al Jwar, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including two sisters and their mother and possibly their father died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Rab’a al Jwar village located in the northeast of Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib, local media reported.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a family of four was killed, including two children and their parents. Edlib Media Center claimed that three women and one child were killed instead.

In a tweet, @abuhuzaifa_ claimed that a total of five civilians were killed, including only one child.

France24 reported: “In the village of Raba al-Jwar in Idlib, an AFP correspondent saw a man preparing to flee with his son after a night raid on their home killed his wife and daughter-in-law with two of her children. Sunday’s raids targeted three hospitals, two in southern Idlib and one in the northern Hama countryside, leaving two of them out of service. The Syrian Observatory accused the Russian planes of launching the raids.”

Horrya put the death toll at four women and a girl, also blaming Russia.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 children1–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A child was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Rab’a Al-Jour on May 5th (via @abuhuzaifa_).
  • Translation: "Civilian casualties after an aerial bombardment which targeted the village of Rab`a al jwar near Khan Sheikhan - White Helmets"
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An infant killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rab’a Al Jowr on May 5th, 2019 (via EMC1).

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
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 children1–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]