Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4418

Incident date

November 25, 2021

Location

مجدليا, Majdalia, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman or a child, was killed and three to four others, including women and children, were injured in alleged Russian strikes on the village of Majdalia on November 25, 2021.

Baladi News correspondent in Idlib countryside said that a warplane of the Russian Air Force launched air strikes with high-explosive missiles on the vicinity of the village of “Majdalia” and that the bombing caused the death of a woman and the wounding of three others (seem to be referring to them as being women).

A tweet from @Worldarabsnews also reported that a woman was killed in the strikes and that several other civilians were injured, including children. @zaid__hassn put the number of injuries at four and referred to them as being “olive harvest workers”. A Facebook post by Idlib Urgent also mentioned that four were injured and were in critical condition.

Syrian Network for Human Rights provided the name of the civilian killed: Mrs. Amineh al Khaled. Alshamal Alsouri also mentioned the name of Amineh as being killed and added the names of three others injured: Azzam Raed QanbMuhammad Mustafa QanbMunir Raed Qanb.

While some of the sources refer to a woman being killed, Facebook posts from Shahin Mohammad and others identify a female child as being killed and provided a graphic image of a child that was said to be Amineh al Khaled, killed in the incident.

@syria55s pointed out that the location of the strikes was a workshop where olive pickers were working, with other sources also referring to the location as agricultural land.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russian forces.

The incident occured at 12:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (0–1 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by @yazansyri)
  • A martyr and a number of wounded, as a result of an air strike by the Russian occupation aircraft targeting a workshop working in olive harvest in the vicinity of the village of Majdalia in the eastern countryside of Idlib
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • Strikes on the town of Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Efrin via Facebook)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers responded to strikes on an olive grove in Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Graphic image of a child, identified to be Amineh al Khaled, killed in alleged Russian strikes on Majdalia on November 25, 2021. (Image posted by Alshamal Alsouri via Facebook)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (0–1 children0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISSY020

Incident date

November 24, 2021

Location

حمص, Homs, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and another was injured in alleged Israeli airstrikes on Homs on November 24, 2021. Conflicting reports were given as to whether two of the people killed were civilians, with up to three others being identified as members of the regime forces.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a regime-controlled media source, reported that two civilians were killed and another civilian was injured, in addition to six soldiers who were injured in alleged Israeli airstrikes at 1:26am. The source added that the Syrian air defenses had shot down most of the missiles.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) gave a conflicting report that “the death toll in the targeting rose to 5, two of the militias loyal to the Lebanese Hezbollah, whose nationality has not yet been known, and 3 members of the regime forces. Both of them were in civilian clothes during the targeting, and it turned out that they were soldiers later on.”

A Facebook post from Free Dier Azour Radio named the three members of the regime forces that were killed: Sultan Qilih, Zine El Abidine Qataz, Ibrahim Karim.

SOHR added that the killings were a result of both the Israeli airstrikes and the remnants of missiles from the “air battle between the regime’s air defenses and the Israeli missiles” and specified that he Israeli targeting caused the death of at least 4 people and the injury of others, two of them were killed in the western suburbs, and two were killed as a result of the fall of the remnants of missiles, without specifying if this occurred in a different location.

AFP quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying that the strikes occurred in an area near three villages in the west of Homs province. A Facebook post from Nors Studies identified the location of one of the strikes as occurring near Kabash Gas Station on Lebanon Road.

Jerusalem Post quoted opposition-affiliated Halab Today TV that “10 members of Hezbollah were injured after a site the movement uses as a military headquarters and to store logistical equipment was targeted in the airstrikes.” The source also quoted Al-Araby Al-Jadeed in reporting that “at least 10 missiles hit positions belonging to Syrian regime forces west of the city of Homs, causing casualties among civilians, Syrian soldiers and Iran-backed militants. One of the sites targeted was located in the Syrian Gas Company, according to the report. The two civilians were reportedly killed by a missile that hit a civilian area near a gas station west of Homs.”

AFP reported that the Israeli military declined to comment on “reports in the foreign media.”

The incident occured at 1:26 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Hezbollah
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6–10

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Funeral for the three members of the Syrian regime forces killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by Free Dier Azour Radio)
  • Funeral for the three members of the Syrian regime forces killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by Free Dier Azour Radio)
  • Funeral for the three members of the Syrian regime forces killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes on November 24, 2021. (Image posted by Free Dier Azour Radio)

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Hezbollah
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6–10

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

USYEMBi004-C

Incident date

November 13, 2021

Location

عقبة امقوة, Aqba Amkawa, Shabwa, Yemen

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and another civilian, a woman, was injured in alleged Saudi Coalition or US drone strikes on the Olaya Markha district of Shabwa governorate. Sources were conflicted about whether the other two to three people killed and two to three people wounded were civilians or members of Al Qaeda.

A Facebook post by Mohammed Al Yamani provided information that four civilians were killed and two others were injured in a Saudi Coalition airstrike on a car in the Olaya Markha district of Shabwa governorate.

A local source told “Al-Harf 28” that an unidentified aircraft struck a car in the “Amquh” area of Markah Olaya district and that the preliminary numbers indicate that three “citizens” were killed and two others were injured, all of whom belong to the “Al Mursas” tribe. News Yemen also put the number of people killed at three but reported that three other people were wounded.

A Facebook post from Ali Al Nasi identified the car as bringing to Ali bin Alawi Al Rasas and that the raid led to “the injury of the son of the owner of the car, Ahmed bin Ali”. They stated that the fate of the rest of the passengers in the car was unknown but later identified two people as being injured, adding that the targeted people are well known for their stance against ISIS.

A post from Saif Al Mahjari provided more information on the victims: in the first strike, two people were seriously injured – Ahmed Ali bin Alawi and bin Muthbi. While the wounded were being helped, there was another bombing, and this bombing killed three people – Hussein bin Ali bin Ahmed, Ibn Dahmash and Ibn Sawad, who were said to be brothers. A post from Abdualkarem Saleh Alrasas also provided similar names of people killed – Hussein bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Rasas, Ibrahim Dahmash Alawi Al-Rasas, Hussein Mohammed Al-Rasas.

Xinhua News reported that three people believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda were killed in US drone strikes that targeted a car carrying six people, wounding the three other passengers. X99 News quoted a security official, who said that the strikes occurred after noon in front of a US military base and resulted in the death of two gunmen associated with Al Qaeda and a civilians. They also identified two separate strikes as occurring but didn’t specify which casualties occurred during which strikes.

A local government official clarified to AFP what occurred in the two separate strikes: “A drone that is believed to be American targeted a car carrying a man, who is likely an Al-Qaeda member, and his wife, resulting in the injury of both,” a government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. “Three people, a civilian and two suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen, who were in a vehicle that was heading to the site to assist the wounded were targeted in another strike and killed.” A second government official in the border region between the central provinces of Shabwa and Al-Bayda confirmed the two strikes and death toll.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes or were not able to identify who carried them out. The majority of sources attribute the strikes to the Saudi Coalition. However, the Yemeni Press identified the “US-Saudi aggression” as responsible and Xinhua News blamed US drones for the strikes.

In an email to Airwars on November 18th, the US military denied carrying out any attack, noting that “CENTCOM conducted its last counterterror strike in Yemen on June 24, 2019. CENTCOM has not conducted any new counterterror strikes in Yemen since.”

This does not however preclude actions by the CIA – which is known to have conducted at least three strikes in Yemen since that date.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Ali bin Alawi male Conflicted as to whether he was a civilian or Al Qaeda member injured
  • bin Muthbi female Possibly the wife or other family member of Ahmed injured

Family members (3)

  •  Hussein bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Rasas male Conflicted as to whether he was a civilian or Al Qaeda member killed
  •  Ibrahim Dahmash Alawi Al-Rasas male Conflicted as to whether he was a civilian or Al Qaeda member killed
  • Hussein Mohammed Al-Rasas male Conflicted as to whether he was a civilian or Al Qaeda member killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    saudi_led_coalition, United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–3
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–2

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Map of incidents in Yemen
  • Map of the possible location of the strikes in Yemen on November 13, 2021. (Image posted by Giopioneer)

saudi_led_coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    saudi_led_coalition
  • saudi_led_coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    saudi_led_coalition, United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–3
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–2

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Incident Code

USYEMBi003

Incident date

November 13, 2021

Location

حدبى ال عوشان, Hadba Al Aushan, Shabwa, Yemen

Geolocation

15.546025, 45.466297 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

At least one person, identified as an Al-Qaeda affiliate, was killed in alleged US drone strikes on the Al-Hadba area in the Wadi Marib district of Yemen the afternoon of November 13, 2021.

A post from Hudhud Sabaa news alleged that a US drone strike targeted an Al-Qaeda affiliate from Al-Dhalea’s Al-Dhalea district in Hadbaa Al-Aushan. A tweet from @BdylJbrann identified the drone strike as killing one person but did not mention whether they were a militant or not.

A post from Maareb Al Izz also identified one person as being killed by US drones and added that he was killed instantly from the strikes.

In an email to Airwars on November 18th, the US military denied carrying out any attack, noting that “CENTCOM conducted its last counterterror strike in Yemen on June 24, 2019. CENTCOM has not conducted any new counterterror strikes in Yemen since.”

This does not however preclude actions by the CIA – which is known to have conducted at least three strikes in Yemen since that date.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Hadba Aushan (حدبى ال عوشان) area, for which the generic coordinates are: 15.546025, 45.466297. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4412

Incident date

November 11, 2021

Location

أطراف معرة مصرين, vicinity of Maarrat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least five civilians, including three children and a woman, were killed and six others, including two children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on a home for displaced people in Ma’aret Misrin on November 11, 2021.

According to the Syrian Civil Defense, five civilians, including three children and a woman, were killed and 6 others, most of them from one family, were wounded in Russian strikes on a poultry farm where displaced people were living. They specify that the victims were “a man, his wife, his children and his nephew” and included images of a woman they identify as 69 year old Saada, who lost her son and grandchildren in the bombing.

Syrian Network for Human Rights provided the names of the children killed: Marwah, Asaad, and Hasan Yahya Khader. Their parents were also killed in the strikes. However, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, only two of the children are siblings and the other child is their cousin. The family was identified as being displaced from al-Yarmoug village.

A Facebook post from Al Karma Camp identified the names and ages of all of the people killed: Yehia Khader – 21 years old, Sidra – his wife, 20 years, Asaad Khader two years, Marwa Khader one year, Hassan 8 years old

@SAMS_Arabic reported that two children with injuries were taken to Idlib Central Hospital for treatment.The medical staff provided first aid, including “dressing wounds, stopping bleeding, and fixing fractures” inspite of the fact that the facilities have been facing the challenge of treating COVID patients as well.

Shaam News identified children among the wounded and pointed out that the air raids struck buildings housing displaced people from the village of Al-Barqum who live in the farm and farmhouse as shelter. Step News Agency also referred to the area affected as being the Al-Masroor area in the vicinity of Ma’aret Misrin.

Volunteer “Mulham Sawan”, one of the Syrian Civil Defense respondents to the massacre, said of one of the child victims of the strikes that “when I held him in my hands, he was like a little angel, I was trying not to see his eyes, I was afraid of his looks asking me why this happened, I started thinking about his father, mother and brother who were also victims of the massacre.”

The consensus among sources was that Russian forces were responsible for the airstrikes. Step News Agency pointed out that Russian planes continued to fly over the area even as the White Helmets were sorting through the rubble for the victims of the strikes. A tweet from @MasarPressNet also identified vacuum missiles as being used in the bombing.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Marwah 1 years old killed
  • Asaad 2 years old killed
  • Hasan Yahya Khader 8 years old killed
  • Sidra 20 years old female killed
  • Yehia Khader 21 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (55) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (60) [ collapse]

  • Russian warplanes launch air strikes this morning, Thursday, November 11, targeting the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin, north of Idlib.
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    White Helmet volunteer with the body of a child killed in strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers search for the bodies of the victims of strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers search for the bodies of the victims of strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers with rescue equipment searching for the victims of strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteers search for the bodies of the victims of strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteer amongst the rubble from strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteer with the body of a child killed in strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmet volunteer amongst the rubble from strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • A massacre against displaced civilians, which killed an entire family, a man, his wife, his children and his nephew, and wounded 6 others, perpetrated by Russian warplanes this morning, Thursday, November 11, by targeting a farm near Maarrat Misrin, north of Idlib. The first moments of the arrival of the Syrian Civil Defense teams to retrieve the victims and the injured.
  • 69-year-old Saada, who lost her son and her grandchildren in alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • 69-year-old Saada, who lost her son and her grandchildren in alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • 69-year-old Saada, who lost her son and her grandchildren in alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • 69-year-old Saada, who lost her son and her grandchildren in alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • A White Helmet volunteer holds the body of a child killed in strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • "Marwa, reply to me... Assad response to me... Sidra... I’m your grandfather." A grieving grandfather bids farewell to his two grandchildren and his daughter, who were victims of a massacre perpetrated by Russian planes today in Maarat Misrin, north of Idlib. Words fail, time stops, memories are lost, and tears speak with burning, to tell the tragedy of a bleeding homeland and what remains of it is death.
  • Ten years and the scene is repeated, as if the fate of the Syrians is death chasing them, children being buried before life knows, and homes becoming graves.
  • "Pictures of the destruction left by the Russian occupation aircraft, by bombing poultry houses and homes for civilians north of Idlib" (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • "Pictures of the destruction left by the Russian occupation aircraft, by bombing poultry houses and homes for civilians north of Idlib" (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • "Pictures of the destruction left by the Russian occupation aircraft, by bombing poultry houses and homes for civilians north of Idlib" (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • "Pictures of the destruction left by the Russian occupation aircraft, by bombing poultry houses and homes for civilians north of Idlib" (Image posted by Shaam News)
  • White Helmets sort through rubble caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Family members of the victims killed by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • White Helmets sort through rubble caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Collapsed building caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Collapsed building caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • White Helmets sort through rubble caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • White Helmets sort through rubble caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Collapsed building caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Collapsed building caused by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • SNHR exclusive photo shows damage to the poultry barn and the surrounding area.
  • SNHR exclusive photo shows Civil Defense personnel retrieving the body of one of the victims killed in the massacre
  • One of the victims of the alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
  • Dust and smoke rise over Maarat Misrin following strikes carried out by alleged Russian planes on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @freeehsem)
  • Dust and smoke rise over Maarat Misrin following strikes carried out by alleged Russian planes on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @freeehsem)
  • The last child to be pulled out of the rubble and the White Helmet volunteer that found him after he was killed by alleged Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @alhor_7)
  • First aid teams treat a child injured in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • First aid teams treat a person injured in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
  • First aid teams treat a person injured in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
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    Child killed in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @dulama_1)
  • The body of a child killed in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @TvIdlib)
  • The body of an "unidentified" child who was killed by Russian air strikes, Sams Hospital - Maarat Misrin, November 11, 2021 (Izz al-Din Zakour - Al-Souria.net)
  • Russian aerial bombardment in the vicinity of Idlib city, November 11, 2021 (Al-Suriya.net)
  • Russian aerial bombardment in the vicinity of Idlib city, November 11, 2021 (Al-Suriya.net)
  • The body of an “unidentified” child who was killed by Russian air strikes, Sams Hospital - Maarrat Misrin, November 11, 2021 (Al-Suriya.net)
  • A man injured in Russian airstrikes in the vicinity of Idlib city, November 11, 2021 (Al-Suriya.net)
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    Victims of the alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by @SAMS_Arabic)
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    Woman killed in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Idlib Health Directorate - Forensic Medicine)
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    Child killed in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Idlib Health Directorate - Forensic Medicine)
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    Child killed in alleged Russian strikes on he outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin on November 11, 2021. (Image posted by Idlib Health Directorate - Forensic Medicine)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (55) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS479

Incident date

November 9, 2021

Location

الهلالية, al-Hilaliya, Hassakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilian men, including a 70 year old man, were killed in alleged Turkish drone strikes on a vehicle in the al-Hilaliya neighborhood in the city of Qamishli on November 9, 2021.

The North Press Agency reported that three people were killed in a Turkish drone strike in the al-Hilaliya neighborhood in the city of Qamishli. Furat News Agency referred to the three people killed as being civilians.

According to the sources of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the person who was targeted in the explosion is a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ leadership’s advisory, but he was not in the targeted car at the time of the strikes. Instead, the explosion resulted in the death of his grandfather, his brother and a third of their relatives. At the time of reporting, they believed that the explosion could’ve been caused by a Turkish drone or an explosive device planted in the car.

Rudaw News also reported that the vehicle that was destroyed was an armored vehicle that belonged to the SDF and that the strike killed his brother Mazloum Gilo, and two of their relatives Yousef Gilo and Mohammed Gilo.

A tweet from @slmhktn refers to “PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) members” being in the car but does not specify who among the victims was a PKK member.

Images provided by local sources show a white SUV on fire in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the city of Qamishli, with residents and rescue teams trying to put out the fire. Tasrebat quoted a source that reported that ambulances transported the bodies of the victims, which were charred as a result of the fire, to the Khabat Military Hospital in the city.

Nalia Media Corporation added that the strike occurred at 3pm local time and that the drone belonged to Turkish forces.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Yousef Gilo 70 years old male
  • Mazloum Gilo male
  • Mohammed Gilo male

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by North Press Agency)
  • Flames engulf a car following alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by Furat News Agency)
  • Alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by BasNews)
  • Crowds gather around a burning car, with the fires caused by alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Crowds gather around a burning car, with the fires caused by alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @LaqsLaqs16)
  • Crowds gather around a burning car, with the fires caused by alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @LaqsLaqs16)
  • Flames engulf a car following alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @LaqsLaqs16)
  • Flames engulf a car following alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @LaqsLaqs16)
  • Victims of the drone strike and resulting fire caused by alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @wrongname46)
  • Damage to the vehicle from the drone strike and resulting fire caused by alleged Turkish drone strike on a civilian car in Qamishli on November 9, 2021. (Image posted by @wrongname46)

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2–3 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    YPG/SDF
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1970

Incident date

November 8, 2021

Location

فنيجين, Fenijin, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one man was killed, another person was injured, and four people were arrested in an alleged Coalition airstrike and Syrian Democratic Forces ground operation in Fenijin on November 8, 2021. The status of the man killed and the person injured as a civilian is contested by local sources.

Zaman Al Wasl quoted local activists who reported that Coalition airplanes carried out an airstrike on a home in Fenijin, followed by a raid by the “Democratic Union” (Syrian Democratic Forces), which resulted in the death of one person and the injury of others. They quoted Asayiş, the security arm of the Democratic Union Party, said in a statement that clashes erupted during the operation, during which one person was killed, another member of the cell was wounded, and 4 others were arrested. Asayiş alleges that the operation was carried out against an ISIS sell that intended to launch an attack on a prison.

The Syrian Press Agency reported that the Coalition airstrike and SDF raid occurred in the Abu Hasan Badia, west of the monastery, and resulted in a person named “Madlool Al-Adas” being killed. Jisr’s correspondent differed in their reporting, stating that the raid was on the home of Madlool but that the raiding forces “killed the young man, “Jassem Hammadi Al-Adas”, tied him and photographed him.

According to Furat Al Wehda, SDF forces surrounded the village and “stormed it amid heavy gunfire and supported them in air surveillance and live fire on the homes of the residents, helicopters belonging to the American occupation”.

A tweet from @VOSyria_ reported that a civilian was killed in the operation and Syrian Arab News Agency, the Syrian regime-run news agency, identified two civilians as being killed in the operations in Al Sabha and Fenijil but does not specify within these incidents. However, the majority of other sources did not identify whether the victim was a civilian or combatant and only Zaman Al Wasl specifically referred to those killed and injured as members of an ISIS cell.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A photo of Jassem Hammadi Al-Adas, killed in a Coalition/SDF operation in the village of Fenijil on November 8, 2021. (Image posted by @YusufAd76532779)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Counter-Terrorism Action (Ground)
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1968

Incident date

November 7, 2021

Location

جرابلس, Jarablus, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three people were killed and three others were injured in alleged Coalition drone strikes in the city of Jarablus on November 7, 2021. Among the victims of the strikes, two of them were identified as being militants.

Shaam News reported that according to the “Media Office in the city of Jarablus”, an unidentified aircraft targeted a person on the outskirts of the city of Jarablus, adding that local sources suggested that the Coalition was responsible for the drone strike.

Macro Media Center identified the Coalition as being responsible, reporting that two people on a motorcycle were targeted by a drone and killed. However, Fact News reported that only one of the two people on the motorcycle were killed, and three other people were injured. Syrian Press Center gave the highest death toll, stating that three people were killed in the drone strikes.

A tweet from @IdlibCalling referred to those killed as being “militants of the Islamic State” and put the death toll at two, specifically naming field commander nicknamed Abu Abdo Al-Hamwi as among the victims while @sarihakann placed the man/men killed as belong to “Hurras al-Din” (Guardians of Religion). Baladi News reported that according to eyewitnesses, the person who was killed was wearing an explosive belt.

Fresh Syria specifically referred to the three people injured in the strikes as being civilians while the majority of sources referred to them only as “people”. The sources that mentioned militants killed or wounded only identified two of the victims as being militants, with one sources reporting that one militant was killed and one injured or that two militants were killed.

The location of the strikes was identified as being in a residential neighborhood in Jarablus, according to Fact News and Zaman Al Wasl added that the strikes occurred “near the Agricultural Bank, on the “Manbij-Jarabulus” road”.

The majority of sources identified the Coalition as being responsible for the drone strikes and Zaman Al Wasl reported that two missiles were launched from the drone. The Coalition has not yet commented on this incident. The only source that identified another possible culprit was Syria TV, which stated that one fo the possible explanations given by local sources was that the Syrian Democratic Forces could’ve bombed the city with rocket-propelled grenades, but did not provide details of which local sources provided this information.

The incident occured at approximately 5:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    US-led Coalition
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    Aftermath of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • Victim(s) of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by Euphrates Post)
  • Location of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by Euphrates Post)
  • Location of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by Euphrates Post)
  • Victim(s) of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021 bring taken away by White Helmets. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • One of the victim(s) of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by @IdlibCalling)
  • The location of the alleged Coalition strikes on a deserted gas station in Jarablus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
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    One of the victim(s) of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • One of the victim(s) of an alleged Coalition drone strike in the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by @Almohrar1)
  • White Helmets cover the body of one of the victims of strikes on the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by Jesr Press)
  • Debris from the strikes on the city of Jarabulus on November 7, 2021. (Image posted by @sarihakann)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    US-led Coalition
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (33) [ collapse]