Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3880

Incident date

July 9, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On July 20th, 2019, a woman died of injuries she sustained in alleged Syrian regime artillery shelling or a Russian airstrike on the city of Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib governorate, on July 9th, according to local sources.

@Step_Agency reported: “A missile attack by the regime forces in Jurin targeted the city of Jisr Al Shughour in the western countryside of Idlib, wounding a woman.”

@dored1pash reported that the woman Sumaya Khaled Al Hamoud was wounded “as the Assad militia bombed the city of Jisr Al Shughour with several artillery shells from the Jurin camp shortly before.” On July 20th, Hadi Kharrat wrote in a post on Facebook that the woman died of her injuries she sustained in the artillery shelling.

While nearly all sources reported that artillery shelling by the Syrian regime, Step News also on July 20th: “A woman was killed when she was wounded by Russian warplanes bombing the city of Jisr Al Shughour a few days ago.” It is unclear if this refers to the same incident on July 9th. Hence, the civilian harm status for this incident is graded as weak.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]