Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4160

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

شنان, Shannan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.730271, 36.619461 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians, including at least one woman, were killed and nine civilians, including five children and two women, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th, 2019, according to local sources.

Idlib Plus reported that “three civilians, including a woman, were killed and nine others, including five children and two women, were injured as a result of Russian warplanes bombing civilian houses in Shannan village”. The director of the Civil Defense Center in the village, Subhi Ibrahim, told Smart News Agency the same numbers, and spoke of “two simultaneous raids”.

MMC identified Mousa Deeb Al Mousa as one of the killed civilians and a Facebook post by Jameel Alhasan identified Muhammad al-Musa as being killed. Jameel Alhasa also reported that they are brothers and they were “assisting their families to sell bread on the Kafr Nabl roundabout under bombardment to help their sick father for many years.” Syria.violations.monitoring that Muhammad was from Qurayk Kafr Nabl and had fled to Shannan after Russian and regime strikes on the town.

A tweet from @abmualsu stated “two martyrs and a number of wounded, as a result of targeting civilian homes in the town of Shannan, south of Idlib, with vacuum missiles.”

According to @NEDAAPOST, the airstrikes “killed 3 civilians, including two women, and injured 9 others.”

Syrian Civil Defence teams were able to rescue two children and a woman from underneath the rubble, according to the SCD on Facebook.

All of the sources that reported on the culprit of the airstrikes identified Russia as being responsible while a few sources, including @abmualsu, did not identify whether Russia or the regime were responsible.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via@Mohmad_rasheed).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via@Mohmad_rasheed).
  • Footage of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019 (via UMC).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via MMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via EMC on Facebook).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
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    Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Rafif and Salama Al Ibrahim were rescued in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan on November 12th, 2019. According to the Syrian Civil Defence, their father was able to save Salama, while SCD forces spent over 1,5 hours to rescue her brother from underneath the rubble (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Two to three civilians, including a woman, were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Shannan, Idlib governorate, on November 12th, 2019. (Image posted by @baladinetwork)
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    Two children survived miraculously airstrikes on Shannan on November 12, 2019. (Image posted by @Obadaalshamii)
  • Caption translation: The volunteers of the "Syrian Civil Defense" remove civilians from under the rubble after the Russian warplanes bombed the town of "Shannan", south of Idlib, which killed 3 civilians, including two women, and injured 9 others. (Image posted by @NEDAAPOST)
  • Caption translation: The volunteers of the "Syrian Civil Defense" remove civilians from under the rubble after the Russian warplanes bombed the town of "Shannan", south of Idlib, which killed 3 civilians, including two women, and injured 9 others. (Image posted by @NEDAAPOST)
  • Caption translation: The volunteers of the "Syrian Civil Defense" remove civilians from under the rubble after the Russian warplanes bombed the town of "Shannan", south of Idlib, which killed 3 civilians, including two women, and injured 9 others. (Image posted by @NEDAAPOST)
  • Caption translation: The volunteers of the "Syrian Civil Defense" remove civilians from under the rubble after the Russian warplanes bombed the town of "Shannan", south of Idlib, which killed 3 civilians, including two women, and injured 9 others. (Image posted by @NEDAAPOST)
  • Caption translation: Russian warplanes bombed the town of "Shannan" in Jabal al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib, where a number of martyrs and wounded were killed, and civil defense teams are still working to remove the injured from under the rubble, while two civilian casualties were reported. (Image posted by Jesrpress)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]