Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3881

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 10 civilians, including at least four children, were reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib governorate, on July 10th, 2019. Around 10 civilians were injured.

@AJArabic tweeted: “Six civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded, most of them women and children, by Russian-Syrian airstrikes on the city of Jisr Al Shughour in Idlib countryside.”

Numerous sources documented the targeting of residential areas and a hospital. Euphrates Post cited “six victims and a number of wounded civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of Jisr al-Shughour, including two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city’s hospital, and a double raid targeting civil defence teams and ambulance crews, causing heavy damage.”

@AlkhaleejOnline reported that seven civilians were killed and that “dozens” were injured, @mahmoodtalha22 wrote that 10 civilians were killed. Sa’aer Khodair reported the names of five killed victims and nine injured civilians, adding that two unidentified children were also injured. The Syrian Human Rights Committee documented that four of the five identified fatalities were children.

Syrian Network for Human Rights also documented the damage to the hospital, and stated that “at least six civilians, most of whom are from the same family – including four children (one male and three female) and a woman – were killed, as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on al Jam’iya neighbourhood, south of Jisr al Shoghour city, on July 10th.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights names Alaa Ziad Dablou as one of those killed in the airstrike. Numerous sources refer to ten injured in the attack, including media worker Munir al Hajji. Al Haji posted a video where he is seated in an ambulance and talking about how the strikes targeted his home directly, wounding him, his wife and a number of relatives, as well as killing others.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Jisr al Shoghour Surgical Hospital, known as al Kalawi Hospital, supported by Syrian Expatriate Medical Association” was damaged in the incident, which “partially destroyed the building, damaging its equipment and burning its electricity generators.” According to this source, “as a result, the hospital went out of service, on July 10th.”

According to Orient News correspondent, “the hospital was the only one in the city, serving nearly 75,000 people in the city and its countryside, as well as receiving about 400 patients.”

As some sources, such as Arabic Mojahedin, attributed the attack to Russian forces, others, including Orient News. named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the airstrike. @AJArabic, among others, referred to both the Syrian regime and Russian forces in reporting the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • (4 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–24
  • 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

Sources (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (38) [ collapse]

  • Caption Translation: "Six martyrs and 10 civilian casualties as a result of the targeting of the warplanes targeting the city of Jisr al-Shughour in the western suburb of Idlib. Air raids." (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Six victims and wounding a number of civilians, mostly women and children, as a result of the targeting of the city of Jisr al-Shughour shortly before two air raids with three rockets aimed at residential areas and the city's hospital, including a double raid targeting civil defense teams and ambulance crews causing heavy damage." (via Euphrates Post)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The death of 6 civilians, and the injury of 10 others, mostly # women and children, as a result of aerial bombardment of the # terrorism of the Assad regime and the Russian occupation just before, on the city of # Jisr al-Shughour countryside # Idlib targeted the city hospital and residential neighborhoods." (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Syrian regime bombed a hospital in Jisr al Shoghour city in Idlib: Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles in front of Jisr al Shoghour Surgucal Hospital, known as al Kalawi Hospital, which is supported by Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA) in al Jam’iya neighborhood in south of Jisr al Shoghour city in Idlib governorate western suburbs - partially destroying its building, damaging its equipment and burning its electricity generators. As a result, the hospital went out of service, on July 10." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
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    Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • Photos from the first moments inside the city of Jisr al-Shughour after it was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisr Media Center).
  • The local hospital was in the city of Jisr Al Shoughour was damaged as a result of airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisir Media Center).
  • The local hospital was in the city of Jisr Al Shoughour was damaged as a result of airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisir Media Center).
  • The local hospital was in the city of Jisr Al Shoughour was damaged as a result of airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisir Media Center).
  • The local hospital was in the city of Jisr Al Shoughour was damaged as a result of airstrikes on July 10th (via Jisir Media Center).
  • Translation: “Six civilians were killed and ten others were wounded today, when the regime forces bombed the city of Jisr Al Shughour” (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Translation: “Six civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded, most of them women and children, by Russian-Syrian air strikes on the city of Jisr Al Shughour in Idlib countryside” (via @AJArabic).
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    Translation: “Seven martyrs and ten wounded, including children, as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the city of Jisr Al Shughour in Idlib countryside with missiles, in addition to the city's hospital being out of service due to targeting it directly” (via @Mamoun_sy).
  • Translation: “10 martyrs until the moment as a result of the air strikes of the Russian occupier and the Assad regime on Jisr Al Shughour and Tell Mardikh in Idlib countryside” (via @mahmoodtalha22).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on July 10th, 2019 (via @mahmoodtalha22).
  • Translation: “The destruction caused by the air strikes on the city of Jisr Al-Shughour in the western countryside of Idlib this afternoon, which resulted in the elevation of nine civilians, including children, and the "Jisr Al-Shughour Surgical" hospital being out of service” (via @brocarpress).
  • Damaged building in Jisr Al Shughour after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 10th, 2019 (via @brocarpress).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on July 10th, 2019 (via @brocarpress).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on July 10th, 2019 (via @brocarpress).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on July 10th, 2019 (via @brocarpress).
  • Civilians and Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a victim after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughour on July 10th, 2019 (via Tareq Abdul Hak).
  • Damaged building in Jisr Al Shughour after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on July 10th, 2019 (via Sa’aer Khodair).
  • Alaa Ziad Dablou was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shugour on July 10th, 2019 (via Mustafa Abu Akef).
  • Translation: “Martyrs and wounded in Jisr Al Shughour and the exit of the Jisr Al Shughour Hospital, which is the only hospital in the city, and that is two air strikes from a MiG-23 plane belonging to the Assad militia” (via Orient News).
  • Satellite imagery from November 13, 2019. © 2020 Maxar Technologies. Source: EUSI. Bottom left image: © 2019 Jisr Media Center. Bottom right image: © 2019 Orient News (from HRW report)

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 type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • (4 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–24
  • 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

Sources (40) [ collapse]