Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS694

Incident date

February 28, 2016

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81425, 36.319812 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One woman and her unborn child were killed and up to 20 other civilians injured in airstrikes on Jisr al Shughour, according to local sources. Two alleged that Russia was responsible. However a third (the Syrian Network for Human Rights) blames the Assad regime.

Shaam News reported that Russian warplanes carried out air raids targeting the Christian quarter (near the church) of the town in what they said was a “clear break of the truce“. Activists told the Network that there were three strikes by missiles, causing a severe explosion which led to the death of Farah A’bbadi and the fetus she was carrying. It added that more than 20 other civilians were wounded.

Baladi reported: “Our correspondent reported that there was an air raid by Russian planes in the centre of the town of Jisr al Shoughour which is inhabited by thousands of IDP and minutes later they returned with cluster bombs which killed a woman and her baby and more than 12 civilians were injured most of them children some of them in a critical condition.”

However, according to a news brief by the Syrian Network for Human Rights the regime was responsible for the incident: “at least 2 victims (a woman and her baby) died in regime warplanes missiles fired on Jisr AL Shoughour city in Idlib governorate, February 28, 2016.”

In addition to the dead woman and her unborn child, Idlib Network News (who didn’t identify the warplanes responsible) named some injured civilians.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Hamza Assi Age unknown injured
  • Mohammed Assi Age unknown injured
  • Farah Abadi Adult female pregnant killed
  • Ammar Hawas Age unknown injured
  • Ali Khudur Age unknown injured
  • Amir Al-Hussein Age unknown injured
  • Kahya Mamo Age unknown injured
  • Fadrous Kaheel Age unknown injured
  • Abdo Al-Abdo Age unknown injured
  • Lyan Hajjar Age unknown injured
  • Fatima Hajjar Age unknown injured
  • Abdulbaset Hussein Age unknown injured
  • Abdulkader Sha’ban Age unknown injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The moment Russian warplanes allegedly struck the Christian area of Jisr al Shughour, February 28th 2016 (via SNN)
  • The exact moments the raids fell. (via, Jisir Coordination)
  • Chaos in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Jisir Coordination)
  • Wounded civilians are rescued from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime warplanes. (via, The White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]