Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS973

Incident date

July 6, 2016

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.814269, 36.31994 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three children died and seven more civilians were wounded in airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Reports said ‘the national hospital in Jisr al Shoughour’ or ‘a field hospital’ was struck, along with the Sakan Al-Shababi residential buildings and the city center in Jisr Al Shoughour.

Syrian Network for Human Rights claims that the national hospital became inoperable after the raid due to the extensive damage and staff injuries.

Three children were killed in the raid and 7 or more civilians were injured, including members of staff at the hospital.

Baladi and Qasioun were among sources which blamed the Regime, though Umatoday and the Shaam News Network attributed the event to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defence (White Helmets) rescuing victims from Russian and Assad regime airstrikes in Jisr al Shoughour. (via Duraid Bash tweet)
  • Footage of the civil defence rescuing wounded and uncovering victims in Jisr al Shoughour
  • Residential buildings on fire in Jisr al Shoughour (via Baladi)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An injured civilian treated by the civil defence team (Tweet via @DuriadBash)
  • Smoke plumes following alleged airstrikes on Jisr al Shoughour (via Ethihad press)
  • Photographs of destruction and White Helmet rescue mission at Jisr Al Shoghour (tweet via @baladinetwork)
  • The National Hospital in Jisr Al Shoghour - allegedly attacked by warplanes (via Zaitoun)_

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 not reported any strikes between July 1st – 14th 2016.

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
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (14) [ collapse]