Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4138

Incident date

November 6, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.810139, 36.315111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and seven to eight were wounded by alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr al Shughour, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019, according to local sources.

A geolocation of the incident was provided by @john_marquee.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that Al Tharaya Mosque was struck, as well as the headquarters of the Syrian Civil Defence in Al Janoubi neighbourhood and Ali Bin Abi Taleb School.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that besides their Sector Command Center, the Women’s Civil Defence building and the ammunition removal building were also damaged. Smart News Agency added the targeting of a hospital and civilian houses. IdlibPlus wrote that a dispensary and two schools were hit. @SY_plus added that “the Civil Defense Sector Command Center in Jisr Al-Shughour was out of service” following the strikes.

A tweet and image from @osama_sy87 shows an airstrike that hit the goal in a football stadium.

A UFUK correspondent reported that “a martyr and seven civilians were wounded in the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, as a result of the bombing of the high-explosive Sollark warplanes in the western countryside of Idlib.”

According to @SY_plus, “two civilians were killed and 7 others were injured in an air strike on the city of Jisr Al-Shughour in Idlib, one of the airstrikes that resulted in the Civil Defense Center being out of service.”

Syria TV also reported that two civilians were killed, adding “the number of wounded reached 8.” Zaman Al Wasl added that “two civilians, one displaced and the other, died after a heart attack as a result of the bombing” and “the strikes also resulted in 9 injuries, including a serious condition.”

Jisr Media Center published the names of one killed civilian, Mohammed Kanjou Mshallah, and seven wounded civilian males: Mustafa Qaddad, Mohammad Tahhan, Mohammed Nour, Amjad Hassa Mohammed, Abd Al Ilah Abd Al Moun’em, Anas Sheikh Mahmoud, Abu Omar Al Shami.

SN4HR later added that Omar Zaki from Bashlamoon village was also killed.

A video posted by @HadiAlabdallah shows at least five different clouds of smoke and dust rising into the sky following multiple strikes. A video posted by @john_marquee shows the aftermath of the strikes, including buildings collapsed and craters in the ground.

MMC reported that the airstrikes were carried out by SU-24 warplanes of the Syrian regime. Other sources, such as @ShahbaPress and Euphrates Post reported that the Russian forces were responsible for the airstrikes.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–9
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteer helping a woman and child in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteer helping a woman and child in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a wounded man in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of Syrian Civil Defence volunteers helping a wounded man in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer in the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via JMC).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via IdlibPlus).
  • Photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via SN4HR).
  • Damaged property after alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damaged property after alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damaged property after alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Damaged property after alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jisr Al Shughur, Idlib governorate, on November 6th, 2019 (via Euphrates Post on Facebook).
  • Caption translation: Russian raid hit the goal in a football stadium. Jisr Al-Shughour, Idlib. (Image posted by @osama_sy87)
  • Image of Muhammad Kanju Mashlah, killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Jisr al Shughour on November 6, 2019. (Image posted by the uncle of the victim, Adnan Mshalah)

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
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–9
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]