Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4116

Incident date

October 24, 2019

Location

الجانودية, Al Janoudia, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8839, 36.291466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Seven or eight civilians died and 15 to 18 others were wounded in alleged regime or Russian strikes on Al Janoudia the afternoon of October 24, 2019, local media reported.

Edlib Media Centre reported: “Artillery and rocket shelling by regime forces targeted the town of al-Janodiya in the Jisr al-Shughour area of ​​western Idlib countryside on Thursday October 24th, killing six people and wounding seventeen others.”

According to @ShahbaPress, there were “up to 7 martyrs and at least 15 wounded due to the targeting of al-Assad forces in al-Janoudia town west of Idlib with artillery and rockets.” However, @abuhuzaifa_ blamed “Russian militia shelling”.

@SyrianCoalition reported that “six civilians were martyred by rocket shelling of the Assad regime, on Thursday evening, on the vegetable market in the town of Al Janoudia in Idlib, which was packed with civilians and farmers”. Many sources identified the market that was struck as Al-Hal Market.

A tweet from @HadiAlabdallah reported “at least 7 civilian martyrs and dozens of wounded.”

A Facebook post by Marekoo.salh.9 put the number of civilians injured up to 18.

One of the victims, Ammar Alikou, died of his injuries on October 27th, 2019, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

@la1mea named five other civilians that were killed: Sherif Mohamed Sharif, Firas Yassin Boustany, Muhammad Anzawi, Muhammad Ayoub Giro, and Thaer Gharibi.

Abd al-Qadir Najib Razo was also identified as being killed and while the majority of sources identify them as a civilian, the Violations Documentation Center reported that they were a non-civilian member of Faylaq al-Sham.

A video posted by @W2VwmFMCVowAhEb shows the body of a victim being placed in a white van, where another body had already been placed. Another video posted by @aboalhodaalhoms shows three other bodies being removed from the market and placed in white vans.

Various sources identified artillery and missile strikes as being part of the attack and they were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–18
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
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    The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al Janoudia, Oct 24th.
  • Photo of the alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime artillery and rocket strikes on the town of Al Janodia, Idlib province, on October 24th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
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  • Caption translation: Civilian homes and markets are still a target for the Assad regime and its allies, as artillery shelling hit the town of al-Janudiyah, killing 6 civilians and wounding 17 others. (Image posted by @RaedAlSaleh3)
  • Image of The martyr, God willing, Firas Yassin Boustani, from Jisr Al-Shughour, the village of Al-Janudiyah - killed in strikes on October 24, 2019 (Image posted by Shohada`a & Mafqudeen Jisr alshoghour via Facebook)

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
    7 – 8
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–18
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (30) [ collapse]