Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3704

Incident date

May 22, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shoughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two named civilians died and nine more – including a child and several members of the White Helmets – were wounded in alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, local media reported. According to the White Helmets this was a “double tap” raid – and members of its team were injured while inspecting the site of the first strike.

Jisr al shourghour Media centre reported “the death of the martyr Alaa Al-Sha’ar and the injury of nine others, including two members of the civil defense in four air raids”. It later named Walid Darwisho as a second victim.

Other sources put the number of wounded between six and nine. One named child was among those reportedly injured.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights added that regime warplanes fired at “Ruqayya Bint Malek High School…partially destroying its building and severely damaging its furniture”.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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
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  • The aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd.
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an airstrike in Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd (via White Helmets)
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    The White Helmets attend the scene of an airstrike in Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • A member of the White Helmets is treated following an airstrike in Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • A member of the White Helmets is treated following an airstrike in Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd (via White Helmets)
  • A warplane over Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd 2019 (via Jisr al Shourghour Media Centre)
  • "Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles near Ruqayya Bint Malek High School in Jisr al Shoghour city in Idlib governorate western suburbs, partially destroying its building and severely damaging its furniture, on May 22, 2019." (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd 2019 (via Jisr al Shourghour Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, May 22nd 2019 (via Jisr al Shourghour Media Centre)
  • Shahba Press tweeted: "# Shahba_press| Civil Defense: one martyr and nine wounded civilians, including volunteers from the civil defense as a result of air raids on the city of Jisr al-Shughour west of Idlib."
  • Shahba Press tweeted: "URGENT Activists: Seven wounded civilians, including a child in the raids of Assad’s warplanes on the city of Jisr al-Shughour countryside # Idlib al-Gharbi."
  • Alleged Syrian regime raids on Jisr Al Shughour on May 22nd, 2019. (via @ahmadalhadi77)
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • Allegedly Syrian regime struck Jisr Al Shughour with four raids on May 22nd, 2019. (via Tarek Abdul Hak).
  • One of two SCD volunteers reported injured in alleged Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on May 22nd, 2019. (via Mustafa Al Saroot).
  • Ala'a Al Sha'ar was killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime attacks on Jisr Al Shugour. (via JMC)
  • Alleged Russian raids on Jisr Al Shugour on May 22nd, 2019. (via Mohammed Ghorab).

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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]