Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4145

Incident date

November 7, 2019

Location

مشمشان, Mishmishan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two children were reported killed and between four and seven civilians were injured in an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Mishmishan in Jisr al Shoghour, Idlib – Syria on November 7th, 2019 according to local sources. It was reported that four civilians of the same family were among the injured.

A tweet by @MoamenRawy reported “Haitham Hussein Al-Saleh, a volunteer in the civil defense in Idlib district, was injured with his family in the town of Mishmishan, as a result of Assad’s warplanes targeting civilian homes today, Thursday.”

According to Syrian Civil Defense, a member of the team recovered bodies of two children of his relatives and rescued his mother from their destroyed home after the attack.

@NagiNajjar listed other injured civilians, who were taken to Darkoush Hospital: Ahmad Haitham Al-Saleh, 4 years old; Mustafa Ibrahim Al-Youssef, 41 years old; Maryam Ahmed Khayro, 55 years old; Emad Jumaa Hallaj, 35 years old; Samira Ismail Aswad, 28 years old. Yusef Kamal Khayro, 4.5 years old was identified as being killed in the strikes.

A Facebook post by Sham Masri added that the child Hussain Firas Khairo was also killed.

A tweet from @almo3tasem91 reported “the death toll from the Russian militia’s bombing of the town of “Mishmishan” in the western countryside of Idlib has increased to two children and 7 wounded, including a member of the Civil Defense.”

According to @media_idlib, the attack struck “the center of the village with two missiles at once” and attributed the strikes to the regime.

Step News reported that vacuum missiles were used in the attack and “[killed] two children and [wounded] seven civilians, including critical injuries, in the town of Meshmshan,” attributing the strikes to the regime.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia was responsible for the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (3)

  • Maryam Ahmed Khayro 55 years old injured
  • Yusef Kamal Khayro 4.5 years old killed
  • Hussain Firas Khairo Child killed
  • Mustafa Ibrahim Al-Youssef 41 years old injured
  • Emad Jumaa Hallaj 35 years old injured
  • Samira Ismail Aswad 28 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • SCD members recovering bodies of civilians killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces attack on Jisr Al Shoghour on November 7th, 2019 (via SCD)
  • A SCD member recovering bodies of civilians killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces attack on Jisr Al Shoghour on November 7th, 2019 (via SCD)
  • SCD members recovering bodies of civilians killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces attack on Jisr Al Shoghour on November 7th, 2019 (via SCD)
  • SCD members recovering bodies of civilians killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces attack on Jisr Al Shoghour on November 7th, 2019 (via SCD)
  • Haitham Assaleh, SCD volunteer injured with members of his family in an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrike on Mishmishan in Idlib on November 7th 2019 according to local sources. (via SCD)
  • SCD volunteer moving a child after an alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrike on Mishmishan in Idlib on November 7th 2019. (via Syrian coalition).
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    Caption translation: Two children were killed and several injuries in the town of Mishmishan in the eastern countryside of Jisr Al-Shughour, as a result of an air strike targeting the center of the town. (Image posted by Jisir Alshoghour Now via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Two children were killed and several injuries in the town of Mishmishan in the eastern countryside of Jisr Al-Shughour, as a result of an air strike targeting the center of the town. (Image posted by Jisir Alshoghour Now via Facebook)
  • Images from airstrikes on Mashmashhan on November 7, 2019. (Images posted by Tareq Abdul Hak via Facebook)
  • Images from airstrikes on Mashmashhan on November 7, 2019. (Images posted by Tareq Abdul Hak via Facebook)
  • Images from airstrikes on Mashmashhan on November 7, 2019. (Images posted by Tareq Abdul Hak via Facebook)
  • Images from airstrikes on Mashmashhan on November 7, 2019. (Images posted by Tareq Abdul Hak 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (38) [ collapse]