Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4276

Incident date

December 20, 2019

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shughour, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including two children, were killed in an alleged Russian drone strike on the Jisr Al Shughur – Lattakia road near the city of Jisr Al Shughour, on December 20th, 2019, according to local sources.

Local activists reported to SMART News Agency that “Russian drones had targeted a gathering of civilians on the Jisr Al Shughour – Lattakia road, killing four civilians, including two children from one family, whose bodies were taken to nearby hospitals.”

The Violations Documentation Center collected data that four unknown people from Turkestan, two male adults and two male children were killed in the strikes.

According to a tweet from @Abo_rashed_101, the airstrikes hit a pickup car on the western side of the city. @ShahbaPress reported that the strike had hit a civilian vehicle.

While some of the sources were not able to identify who was responsible, the majority of sources attributed the strikes to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (2 children2 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

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, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (2 children2 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]