Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4127

Incident date

November 2, 2019

Location

جبالا, Jabala town, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.57009, 36.55586 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including a woman and two children from the same family, died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Jabala, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “At least four civilians from the same family, including a woman, were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Shamali neighborhood in Jabala village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on November 2, 2019.”

@NagiNajjar named the civilians killed: Faisal Al-Abdullah (M), Ahmed Al-Abdullah (M), Hussein Al-Abdullah (M), Muhammad Salem Al-Ayoub (M), and Ahmed Al-Abdullah’s wife (F). A post by Stc council AR also added the name Amna Hussein Al-Abdullah, which could also be the name of the wife of Ahmed Al-Abdullah.

According to the Shaam News Network, “activists said that Russian aviation targeted a residential house for civilians, caused the bombing massacre of the whole family more than five people”.

@abuhuzaifa_ noted that the victims included “a mother and two children”.

A tweet by @HadiAlabdallah reported “6 martyrs as a preliminary result as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting residential homes.” Orient also reported six civilians killed, adding that this was “an initial toll that could be increased.”

A video posted by Shaam shows the destruction to buildings caused by the airstrikes as well as bodies being removed from the area and a video posted by @mhmdfaisel shows the moment the airstrikes impacted Jabala and White Helmets sorting through the rubble. Al Jazeera reported that the strikes “caused great damage to civilian property and homes.”

Shaam News reported that “defense personnel recovered the remains of the victims from under the rubble of the destroyed building, at a time when Russian warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft monitored the site and targeted its surroundings to prevent the arrival of ambulances.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the airstrikes to Russia while only Smart News didn’t distinguish whether Russia or the regime was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (27) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Idlib, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala town, Nov 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Destruction in Jabala following an alleged Russian airstrike on Nov 2nd (via EMC)
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    The body of a reported civilian following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabala, Nov 2nd (via EMC)
  • Translation: "5 martyrs till the moment due to # terrorism #Russian occupation by air strikes on #Jabala town of #Idlib countryside (local networks)."
  • Caption translation: Martyrs and wounded as a result of Russian air strikes targeting the village of Jabala in the southern countryside of Idlib a short while ago. (Image posted by @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • Caption translation: Five martyrs and several injuries as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Jabala and several cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Mazaya on Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Five martyrs and several injuries as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Jabala and several cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Mazaya on Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Five martyrs and several injuries as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Jabala and several cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Mazaya on Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Five martyrs and several injuries as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Jabala and several cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Mazaya on Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Five martyrs and several injuries as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the village of Jabala and several cities and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Mazaya on Facebook)
  • Image of Faisal Ayoub Al-Abdullah, killed in airstrikes on the village of Jabala on November 2, 2019. (Image posted by Al Ramla via Facebook)
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    Image of Faisal Ayoub Al-Abdullah, killed in airstrikes on the village of Jabala on November 2, 2019. (Image posted by Al Ramla via Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children1 woman1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (37) [ collapse]