Six civilians, including four children, were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Jisr Al Shughour on November 8th, 2019, according to local sources.
Smart News Agency reported that “activists said four civilians from the same family, including three children, were wounded in an airstrike by Russian planes on the town of Jisr Al Shughour”.
The Syrian Civil Defence reported that a woman was injured, stating that Syrian regime planes fired four rockets on a residential community of the city, including Zakaria Akta school. @IdlibPlus put the number of injured at six and @brocarpress reported “four wounded, including three children.”
According to @ShahbaPress, a church was also targeted. @IdlibPlus furthermore reported damage to a charity sewing workshop.
Jisr Media Center reported the names of one male injured civilian and three children.
Human Rights Watch mentioned that the airstrike also targeted a church. “On November 8, 2019, at 2 p.m., an attack damaged St. George’s church, a Greek Orthodox church in Jisr al-Shughour. Human Rights Watch reviewed two photographs sent by local journalist Mustafa al-Ahmad and two videos posted on YouTube on November 10 and November 12 which show damage to the church’s walls. This damage is also visible in satellite imagery which shows two distinct impacts in the area surrounding the church. The explosion wounded six people, including four children, and partially destroyed at least one residential building in the area, according to another local journalist. Satellite imagery also confirmed the damage to the residential building.”
A tweet from @RaedAlSaleh3 also reported that regime forces launched “4 missiles at once on a residential compound for civilians that includes the Zakaria Aktaa school.”
Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime was responsible.
The incident occured during the night.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)