Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0231

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

تل الهوى, Tal Al Hawa , Gaza , the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.498611, 34.4425 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On 15th October, 2023, Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana (Farwaneh), his wife Umm Saleh Farwana, his children and grandchildren were all reported killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike.

They were in their home in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City. The attack happened in early morning hours when members of the large Farwana’s family were staying in his house after the morning prayer. Most sources reported 15 family members killed, including two doctors, eight children* and four women. Only eleven-year old Lynn Saleh Maher Farwana survived the attack.

Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana was a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University. He was described as a well-known and respected doctor who “performed free surgeries on many young people” according to one local source, which also said that the doctor was “one of the charitable men in Gaza”. The same source added that the doctor used to organise “hundreds of science discussions” at his place, and covered their expenses with his own money. Adnan Skaik wrote in his Facebook post that the doctor “was kind-hearted, easy-going, loving towards his students and loved meeting with them”. He also said “In the last meeting I had with him, he asked to prepare a meeting with all the college students to discuss a book he had prepared, but the date of his martyrdom was closer.” Farwana Family account on Facebook indicated that Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana was “one of the deportees of Marj al-Zuhur”.

The doctor’s son Abdulaziz Farwana with his wife Sondos Manar Farwana and his daughters 3 year-old Maryam Abdel Aziz Farwana and 17 day-old infant Ayat Abdel Aziz Farwana were also killed. Nazmila Alqawasmi wrote in a Facebook post that “Ayat was certainly sleeping in the arms of her mother”.

Among the victims was also the doctor’s daughter Dr. Aya Farwana. Aya was known for her free treatment of poor patients. Yasmin Rabah wrote a touching testimony about her life-time friend on Facebook: “Aya, my friend for 27 years, ever since I sat next to her on my first day in primary school, my neighbor, my professional colleague, and my long-distance companion.. She carried Palestine in her heart ever since she knew her. I remember how her house was bombed for the first time during a war, and I spoke to her to console her, and she began to console me and comfort my heart. Then she rebuilt it from scratch, and she did not care.” She also added “She was strong, proud, kind, intelligent, creative, loyal, pious and loving”.

Dr. Aya’s daughters Basmala Farwana and Ola Farwana, and her son Imad Farwana also lost their lives in this attack.

The airstrike also killed another of the doctor’s daughters, a lawyer (or engineer, according to other sources), Professor Israa Farwana, and her children  – two daughters Rahaf Qanita and Rima Qanita, and a son Obaida Qanita.

While some sources mention only 14 victims, the Facebook post by Mohammed Hafez El Jamal claims that another of the doctor’s granddaughters, Raghad Saleh Farwana, also lost her life.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

*Though Airwars was unable to find the exact age of some of the children mentioned, we have assumed that all references to the family’s children are of those under the age of 18, unless specified otherwise by the sources, given related images of young children.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (16)

Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana الدكتور عمر صلاح فروانة
67 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 921345534
Sabah Saleh Farwana ام صلاح فروانة
62 years old female Wife of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 902575539
Dr. Aya Farwana
34 years old female Daughter of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 802207233
Basmala Farwana بسملة فروانة
10 years old female Daughter of Dr. Aya killed Matched to MoH ID 433928579
Ola Farwana علا فروانة
female Daughter of Dr. Aya killed
Imad Farwana عماد فروانة
3 years old male Son of Dr. Aya killed Matched to MoH ID 444990097
Raghad Saleh Farwana رغد صلاح فروانة
female Granddaughter of Dr. Omar killed
Israa Farwana المهندسة اسراء فروانة
31 years old female Daughter of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 803679497
Rahaf Qanita رهف قنيطة
female Daughter of Israa killed
Obaida Qanita عبيدة قنيطة
5 years old male Son of Israa killed Matched to MoH ID 439092974
Rima Qanita ريما قنيطة
3 years old female Daughter of Israa killed Matched to MoH ID 444996300
Abdulaziz Farwana عبدالعزيز فروانة
30 years old male son of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 804580827
Sondos Manar Farwana منار فروانة
26 years old female Wife of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 402583520
Maryam Abdel Aziz Farwana مريم عبدالعزيز فروانة
3 years old female daughter of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 443017504
Ayat Abdel Aziz Farwana ايات عبدالعزيز فروانة
17 days old years old female daughter of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 445359581
Lynn Saleh Maher Farwana
Child female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 15
  • (8 children4 women2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

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    Source: Mohammed Hafez Aljamal Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Hafez Aljamal Facebook
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    Source: Made in Gaza FAcebook
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    Source: Farawneh Family facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Manar Saleh Facebook
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    Source: Manar Saleh Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed NJ facebook
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    Source: Adnan Skaik Facebook
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    Source: Douaa Omar Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad M Facebook
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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 15
  • (8 children4 women2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0070

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

قرب دوار الترنس, Vicinity of Al Trans roundabout, Jabalia, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.531667, 34.498056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9th 2023, ambulance driver Khaled Issa was allegedly injured, and one local source added that crew members were allegedly killed, after Israeli aircrafts reportedly hit three ambulances at Naser al Trans roundabout, Jabalya, in the Gaza strip.

Multiple sources corroborated that there were three ambulances struck in the attack and that they were carrying wounded people. Al Jazeera showed a video where the driver of an ambulance named Khaled Issa had been injured and fell to the ground. One source, Alarabiya News, quoted the Executive Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Bashar Murad who explained how the crew of the three ambulances had been killed. He explained that this added to the 120,000 people in shelters in need of urgent assistance.

While Khaled Issa was the only named casualty, Jordan News Agency mentioned that “wounded people were seen at the scene” and Alarabiya News and Alghad News both mentioned killed without giving additional details.

According to Jordan News Agency, sources explained that the strike was carried out by an Israeli aircraft.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Khaled Issa خالد عيسى
Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Al Trans roundabout (دوار الترنس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.531667, 34.498056. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1741

Incident date

December 5, 2016

Location

تفتناز , Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9976603, 36.7856598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that one or two civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike with phosphorus and cluster bombs on Taftanaz.

The Shaam News Network said that one civilian died, however, Shade2taftanaz reported the death of two women.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (2 women)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • 'Russian enemy sends death by phosphorus bombs internationally banned to the town of Tufnaz, rural Idlib'
  • Fires following a strike on Taftanaz, Dec 5th.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Taftanaz (تفتناز), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.9976603, 36.7856598. 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
  • (2 women)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1721

Incident date

November 29, 2016

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.44208, 36.65095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from one family – a man, his wife and his son – died and two other children from the family were wounded in an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, according to soirces on the ground.

Egypt Today: “On Monday, at least eight raids were carried out on areas in the town of Khan Sheikhan in the southern Idlib countryside, killing a man and his wife and wounding other children”.

Ammar khattab posted on Facebook that hi\s brother “Yamin and his wife Ola Alaa Al-Rajab and his son Ahmad” had died and that “his sons Nur al-Din and Zina” were wounded.

Samrabohazem published graphic photos of the deceased children.

While most sources blamed Russia, Rozana FM reported that the regime had also carried out strikes “on several areas of the town of Idlib, including the neighborhoods of Khan Sheikun”.

The incident occured at approximately 12:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Yamin
Adult male killed
Ola Alaa Al-Rajab
Adult female Wife of Yamin killed
Ahmad
Child male Son of Yamin killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'The warplanes targeted the towns of Khan_shikhun, Ma'ara Horma and Ma'arrah al-Nu'man in the countryside of Idlib, resulting in 10 civilians being killed and others injured. Tuesday, November 29.'
  • Yamin, killed alongside his wife and child in an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, Nov 29th 2016 (via Ammar khattab on Facebook)
  • Another image of Yamin, published by his brother Ammar khattab on Facebook.
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    The body of a child, killed in a strike on Khan Sheikhoun, Nov 29th 2016 (via Samrabohazem)
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    Another child , wounded in the Nov 29th Khan Sheikhoun strike (via Samrabohazem)
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    Another child , killed or wounded in the Nov 29th Khan Sheikhoun strike (via Samrabohazem)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Khan Sheikhoun (خان شيخون), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.44208, 36.65095. 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
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1689

Incident date

November 25, 2016

Location

ترمانين, Tarminin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.218931, 36.816334 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including two children, were killed and at least 10 other civilians were injured in four airstrikes launched against the town of Tarminin in the northern countryside of Idlib. Both those that were killed and injured included patients and members of the medical staff at the hospital.

According to multiple sources, including Enad Baladi and Step News Agency, the airstrikes struck an obstetrics and children’s hospital, which resulted in physical damage to the building and suspension of service to patients.

The airstrikes also struck a nearby residential area, causing damage to civilian homes. Both Russian and regime officials have claimed that they have not struck medical facilities with airstrikes.

The majority of local sources, including Syrian Network for Human Rights and Idlib Media Center, allege that Russian planes were responsible for the airstrikes. However, SPC identified that both Russian and regime airstrikes were carried out against the town of Tarminin.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Child male killed
Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a women’s and children’s hospital, within the town of Tarminin (ترمانين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.218931, 36.816334. 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 infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1671

Incident date

November 23, 2016

Location

‏خان شيخون‬, Khan Shikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that aerial bombardment in the city of Khan Sheikun, Idlib killed at least three civilians, including two to three children, and wounded up to seven more – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Sources including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Idlib News and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at four, hereof three of them being children.

Meanwhile, Syria News Desk reported only two out the four victims were children, adding that another five were left wounded. Smart News’ correspondent  put the death toll at three, one man and two children, adding that four more were wounded.

HomamalHassan reported the highest number of injured, putting the number at seven.

Two sources, SN4HR and The_Syrian1 named four of the victims, including two children.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the strikes were carried out by the Syrian regime or Russia. Five sources, SN4HR, Syria News Desk, Smart News, Jesrnews and Barq_News, attributed the incident to the Syrian regime while just three sources pointed to Russia. These were LCCSY, Spm-Syria and The_Syrian1. Finally, several sources did not identify a culprit, but merely referred to “aerial bombardment.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Khaled Abdel Aziz Diop
Age unknown male killed
Abdul Aziz Ali Diop
Child male killed
Mohammed Ali Diop
Child male killed

The victims were named as:

Abdullah Jihad Rahmoun
Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested shelling of Khain Sheikhun (via Syria News Desk)
  • Footage of the aftermath of the contested shelling of Khain Sheikhun (via Syria News
  • The two childre, Abdul Aziz and Mohammed Diop, were reportedly killed by the contested airstrikes targeting Khan Sheikhoun November 23 (via SN4HR)
  • Photo showing a child injured by the contested airstrikes in the city of Khan Sheikhan, Idlib southern province, on November 23 (via SN4HR)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Shikhoun (‏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 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
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1550

Incident date

November 9, 2016

Location

الجانودية, Al Janoudia, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8839, 36.291466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one to three civilians were killed and at least three others were injured in airstrikes launched against the town of Al Janoudia in western Jisr Al Shoughour.

According to local sources, including Step News Agency and @SMARTNewsAgency, Russian warplanes were responsible for the series of airstrikes on the town.

An image of the alleged victim Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman was posted on a Facebook page for marytrs and missing of Jisr al-Shughur.

Other than reports which described the raid as “heavy shelling”, there are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman
Adult male named by @jesrNEWS killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Al Janoudia, 9th November 2016. (via Martyrs and Missing of jisr alShugur)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Janoudia(الجانودية), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.8839, 36.291466. 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”.16.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1543

Incident date

November 8, 2016

Location

معرة مصرين , Maarat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One woman died and several other civilians were wounded in an airstrike on Maarat Misrin, according to sources on the ground – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Most sources attributed the civilian harm to Russia.

However, Zamanalwasl was one of several sources that pointed to the regime, reporting that “in Maarat Misrin, one woman was killed and others injured by cluster bombs that had already been dropped by the regime’s planes”.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Assad and Russian warplanes launched more than 24 air strike in the cities and towns of the province today [Nov 8th[, including more than 13 raids with cluster bombs, and two raids using phosphorus incendiary and napalm bombs, which are internationally forbidden. This resulted in a martyr in Maarrat Misrin”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Maarat Misrin (معرة مصرين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.012172, 36.6730499. 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 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 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]