Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3786

Incident date

June 10, 2019

Location

جبالا, Jbala, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Thirteen civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Jbala, Idlib, June 10th.

While multiple sources cited thirteen as the number of civilians killed, one source, Step News Agency reported four deaths initially. As understanding of the events unfolded, this same source later stated that death toll had risen to 12.

While @abuhuzaifa_  alleged said that 13 civilians died, including children. Multiple other sources put the number of children killed at five, while Syrian Observatory for Human Rights initially stated that one child was slain in the attack.

Syria.liveuamap, claiming five child fatalities, reported that two women were killed in the bombardment, while Syria Civil Defense documented the death of three women in the “airstrike loaded with three high-explosive rockets.”

Numerous sources noted that “many were wounded” in the attack, with @so_ria98 citing “dozens wounded”, and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reporting “civilians trapped under the rubble.”

Four sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, two sources named Russia as the belligerent responsible for the incident, while three named both of these in the reporting of the airstrike. Meanwhile, six sources did not positively attribute blame.

According to Smart News, “warplanes bombed the village of Jabala with rockets, killing 13 civilians, including children and women and wounding others. The search continues for others” in the rubble.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • (1–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
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    Video caption translation: "Rise of the toll of the martyrs of the village of # Jbala to 13 children, after the bombing of Russian occupation aircraft to the village in the southern countryside of Idlib." (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image caption: At least ten civilians, including five children and a woman, were killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on the residential neighborhoods in middle of Jabala village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on June 10." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Civilians carrying the body of a victim of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • SCD volunteers at the site of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • Destruction in civilians homes after alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • Destruction in civilians homes after alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (Copyright SMART, published in the public interest).
  • Fares Al-Ayoub was killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).
  • Osama Al-Ayoub got injured, while his wife and son got killed, as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).
  • This civilian, believed to be Marwan Al-Ayoub, was reported killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).
  • One of the civilians reported killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).
  • This child was reported killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).
  • This child was reported killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jbala on June 10th, 2019. (via Fares Al Ayyoub).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • (1–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]