Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3917

Incident date

July 17–18, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jsir Al Shoughour, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Jisr Al Shoughour, Idlib, after midnight on July 18th. A further five to seven, including two children, were allegedly injured in the attack.

Ayman Qaddour (or Ameen Qaddour) and child Abdul-Jawad Ramo were killed in the attack. Abdul-Jawad died days later of his wounds. Few sources said that Ayman’s daughter was killed alongside him, while others said she was injured.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the airstrikes “killed one person and injured at least seven others, including children.”

IdlibPlus tweeted that “five civilians were injured, including two children, in Jisr al-Shoughour, as a result of eight Russian airstrikes on the city after midnight”.

Syria Civil Defense reported that “a civilian was killed and five others were injured by airstrikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women’s center for civil defense […] damaging some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center.”

Jisr Media Center named Ayman Qadour as a fatality after he succumbed from his wounds.

According to Etilaf News, “three warplanes belonging to the Assad regime and Russia targeted the city with eight air raids, with one hitting the women’s point of civil defense in the city. The Civil Defense […] helped the wounded and extinguished the fires. In addition, they helped evacuate the civilians from the bombardments until dawn. The body of a martyr and a number of wounded were recovered.”

Fifteen sources attributed the attack to Russian Forces, two sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident, and one source did not positively attribute blame. A further source attributed the attack to the Syrian regime.

The incident occured after midnight.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (38) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Video Caption Translation: "The Russian occupation planes are aggressively targeting the city at this late hour of the night." (via @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A civilian was killed and five others were injured by air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shoughour, in the village of Idlib early today, targeting residential neighborhoods and a women's center for civil defense." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "An air raid of the Syrian military aircraft, targeted at dawn today, the civil defense center for women located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jisr al-Shoughour, to damage some of the equipment and medical supplies inside the center." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Translation: Images showing the amount of destruction after Russian warplanes struck Jisr Al Shughour last night.
  • An Image showing the amount of destruction after Russian warplanes struck Jisr Al Shughour last night. (@IdlibPlus).
  • An Image showing the amount of destruction after Russian warplanes struck Jisr Al Shughour last night. (@IdlibPlus).
  • An Image showing the amount of destruction after Russian warplanes struck Jisr Al Shughour last night. (@IdlibPlus).
  • An Image showing the amount of destruction after Russian warplanes struck Jisr Al Shughour last night. (@IdlibPlus).
  • Translation: A martyr and five injured civilians including two children as a result of eight airstrikes by Russian warplanes yesterday night on residential areas in Jisr Al-Shughour west of Idlib.
  • Translation: Civil Defence: A civilian was killed and others injured as a result of Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al-Shughour.
  • Translation: Last night, Assad and allies warplanes launched airstrikes on residential areas in Jisr Al-Shughour and a medical point for the Civil Defence.
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    Abdel-Gawad Marawan Ramo died of injuries from Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al-Shughour on July 17th/18th, 2019. (via Sham Masri FB Page).
  • Ayman Qaddour, who used to play within Al Jisr football club died as result of airstrikes on Jisr Al-Shoghour on July 17th/18th, 2019. (via Jisr Al Shughour sport club in Adana)
  • Image from Jisr Al Shughour in the aftermath of mid night airstrikes. (via Enad Baladi)
  • SCD responded in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al-Shughour on July 17th/18th, 2019. (via @RaedAlSaleh3).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (38) [ collapse]