Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4017

Incident date

August 13, 2019

Location

جرجناز, Jarjanaz, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 16 civilians were reported injured in airstrikes on Jarjanaz, Idlib, on August 13th.

Halab today stated that “nine people, including four women and two children, were injured in aerial cluster bombardment on Jarjanaz town.” According to Zaman Al Wasel, White Helmets confirmed that three men and four women were wounded by shelling with cluster bombs that targeted the town of Jarjanaz.

Baladi News also reported that “nine civilians were wounded when the regime’s warplanes bombed SU24s on residential neighborhoods in Jarjanaz town, east of Maaret al-Nouman, in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

However, SMART agency said that “16 civilians were wounded, as a result of airstrikes by the Syrian regime forces on the town of Jarjanaz (37 km south of Idlib), in northern Syria.”

@Mnar18049738 tweeted that the town was targeted with two raids, the first with three cluster missiles, and the second with six.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “Syrian regime warplanes fired a missile on al Rahman Mosque in Jarjanaz town in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially destroying its building and damaging its furniture, on August 13th.”

One source attributed the attack to Russian forces, while two named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the airstrike. Another source did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–16
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "The moment of the warplane attack on the town of Jarjanaz in the southern countryside of Idlib."
  • An image showing the moment an airstrike hit Jarjanaz in Idlib on August 13th, 2019. (via @anasanas84).
  • Caption: "Civilian casualties in the town of Jarjanaz in Idlib countryside, as a result of being targeted by airstrikes."
  • A Civil Defense volunteer putting off a fire that erupted in the aftermath of an airstrike on Jarjanaz in Idlib on Aug 13th. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • A Civil Defense volunteer putting off a fire that erupted in the aftermath of an airstrike on Jarjanaz in Idlib on Aug 13th. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • A Civil Defense volunteer putting off a fire that erupted in the aftermath of an airstrike on Jarjanaz in Idlib on Aug 13th. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • A Civil Defense volunteer putting off a fire that erupted in the aftermath of an airstrike on Jarjanaz in Idlib on Aug 13th. (via @IdlibPlus).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–16
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]