Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1836

Incident date

January 14, 2017

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.023611, 36.680455 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between seven and 11 civilians including two children and a woman were killed, and as many as 25 more were wounded, in an airstrike which targeted a market in Ma’arat Misrin early morning on Saturday 14th January, according to sources on the ground. Two children and a woman were also included in the death toll according to sources. Almost all sources attributed the blame to Russian warplanes, with some other sources not identifying the culprit.

According to sources, a bakery was damaged, as was an “industrial zone”, residential homes, and many shops in the market.

Not only were ten members of the civil defence wounded, but many injuries were severe, and sources stated that the death toll would likely rise.

Two planes were allegedly sighted in the vicinity.

One source claimed that 15 civilians were killed in Idlib on the 14th, “most were from Ma’arat.”

The incident occured at 03:45:00 local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 11
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

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    A seriously injured child is pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
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    Injured civilians are pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
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    Injured civilians are pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
  • The effects of an airstrike on the market following an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Thiqa Agency)
  • A young boy saves oranges from the rubble which was market in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @Sabrnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @MousaAlomar)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Civilians are rescued from the rubble. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Alaa Zakaria Sabra, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Basel.sabra.9)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

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Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between January 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 11
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1828

Incident date

January 12, 2017

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.958429, 36.711587 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed – including a child –  and 28 more were wounded, following an alleged airstrike on Binnish, which struck a market, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some blaming the Syrian regime, and other blaming Russia.

Due to the extent of damage in the aftermath, there is much footage showing civilians being dug up from the rubble hours after the raid.

Residential homes and the main market in Binnish were reportedly struck and destroyed.

According to @ZakariaNassani, the aerial bombardment consisted of 11 raids on the town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Ahmad Fallah)
  • White helmets clearing the rubble and finding another wounded civilian buried in the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Edlib Media Center)
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    A civilian is pulled from the rubble during a news bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Al Jazeera mubasher)
  • A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
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    A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • Am injured civilian following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • A civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    White helmets clearing the rubble and finding another wounded civilian buried in the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via Baladi network)
  • The market in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Binnish, 12th January 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Binnish (بنش), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.958429, 36.711587. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between January 1st – 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1815

Incident date

January 3, 2017

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.440813, 36.6493607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

As many as three civilians were killed, inducing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, and up to three civilians were wounded, following an alleged Russian and or Syrian regime airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, local media reported. 

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame with some attributing blame to Russian warplanes, while others blamed the Syrian regime. One source even blamed both belligerents for the raid.

According to @MousaAlomar, residential homes were struck in the raid. Photographic evidence showed the extent of devastation to the homes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rawan Hamo Adult female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The extent of destruction to civilian homes following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Aleppojourn)
  • A civilian casualty in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @aboqdama123)
  • The extent of destruction to civilian homes following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @RozanaFM)
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    The extent of destruction to civilian homes and a wounded civilian following an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @MousaAlomar)
  • A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
  • An exploded artillery shell in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, 3rd January 2017. (via @Mojahedaboaljod)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Sheikhoun (خان شيخون), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.440813, 36.6493607. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1808

Incident date

December 29, 2016

Location

جسر الشغور, Jisr Al Shoghour, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

One adult male was killed, and two or more were injured, in alleged Russian airstrikes which struck the residential neighbourhood of Jisr Al Shoghour. All sources attributed blame to Russian aviation, which it is reported to have carried out four raids on the vicinity.

According to one source the attack consisted of three cluster bombs raids, whereas another source said rocket propelled grenades were used. There are additional reports which suggest missiles were launched on the vicinity.

Smart News confirmed that the wounded were taken to a nearby medical facility where they received treatment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Hani Al Sheikh Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Nasir Haj Musa Age unknown male injured
  • Mohamed Mostafa Hajj Khader Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Jisr Al Shoghour (جسر الشغور), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.81425, 36.319812. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1789

Incident date

December 12, 2016

Location

كفر يحمول, Kafr Yahmoul, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.058952, 36.697254 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

As many as two civilians were killed, and three others were wounded, in an airstrike which struck Kafr Yahmoul, Idlib, local media reported. Most sources blamed Russian warplanes for the alleged raid, with some others not attributing any blame for the airstrikes, and simply reporting on warplane bombing. 

According to some sources, the victim was a female child; she was also named and a graphic image of her was published.

Other sources, however, reported a woman was killed.

@AleppoAMC reported that rockets struck the vicinity. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Raghd Shahoud Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Raghd Shahoud, killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kafr Yahmoul, 12th December 2016. (via @Mendeshor)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafr Yahmoul (كفر يحمول), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.058952, 36.697254. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1796

Incident date

December 11, 2016

Location

Sarqib, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A girl was seriously wounded in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Sarqib, Aleppo. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing responsibility to Russia and others the Syrian regime.

According to a source the girl was trapped under the rubble for eight hours. She died of her wounds on the 27th.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fatima al-Korini Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Fatima al-Korini, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Sarqib, 11th December 2016. (via @SN4HR)
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    Fatima al-Korini, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Sarqib, 11th December 2016. (via EMC)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Sarqib, for which the generic coordinates are: 35.859101, 36.797731. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1658

Incident date

November 21, 2016

Location

ابو الظهور, Abu Al Zuhur, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.738034, 37.047858 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed – including one child – and several others injured in airstrikes which struck a market place in Abu Al Zuhur – though sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with some reports blaming Russian warplanes and others blaming the Syrian regime for the raid.

Sdu Syria reported that rocket propelled grenades were used in the bombing of the market place. According to other sources not only shops but civilian homes were destroyed.

Despite multiple sources reporting on the death of Abdo Walid al-Aboud – aged 12 – Aboualzaor reported that he was wounded whilst also documenting an unidentified death. They also reported that three other civilians were wounded including one child and two women. 

Zaitonmag reported there were “several civilian casualties” in this specific incident, as did @hamade_12, who documented the deaths of four.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdo Walid al-Aboud 12 years old male killed
  • Abdo Khalid Aboud Age unknown male injured
  • Unknown female from the house of Juma'a al-Junaid Age unknown female injured
  • Unknown female from the house of Juma'a al-Junaid Age unknown female injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Abu Al Zuhur (ابو الظهور), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.738034, 37.047858. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1598

Incident date

November 17, 2016

Location

كفر جالس, Kafr Jalis, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.976182, 36.613076 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to eleven civilians died, including women and children, and more than ten were injured in Kafr Jalis following alleged Russian or regime shelling, according to various local sources.

Most sources suspected six civilians killed, however, Syrian News Desk reported seven killed including more than ten injuries.

Sky News put the toll at much high, claiming that eleven died including six people from one family after their house was struck in the strikes. The source blamed the Syrian regime.

According to @mnaf1991h “mostly women” died in the attack. The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at six including three children and two women.

Aljazeera, citing the director of the Center for Civil Defense, Yahya Araja, said that the “shelling targeted the safe civilians in their homes” leading to “massive destruction”.

Reporting attributed blame to Russia, the regime and in some cases mentioned only “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The report shows the extent of destruction in Kafr Jalis following suspected Russian airstrikes, November 17th (via Jisrtv)
  • Kafr Jalis, destroyed following alleged Russian strikes, November 17th (via Qasioun)
  • Footage reveals the impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling on Kafr Jalis, November 17th (via Jisrtv)
  • The correspondent Mohemed Dagim details the extent of the damage on Kafr Jalis following suspected Russian airstrikes, November 17th (via HalabTodayTV)
  • Destruction both on the street and inside buildings throughout Kafr Jalis following suspected Russian airstrikes, November 17th (via Edlib Media Center)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Kafr Jalis (كفر جالس), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.976182, 36.613076. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

  • Tagged visual material from sources

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (14) [ collapse]