Su-34 fixed-wing warplanes, we believe were Russian, fired several missiles on farmland in the northern outskirts of al Jadida village of Jisr al Shoghour city in Idlib governorate western suburbs on July 22, 2022.
At least two missiles hit a bird coup and its vicinity, where a displaced family was sheltered, leading to the death of five civilians, including four children, siblings, while five other individuals were wounded. Another missile hit a house near the coup, causing the death of another civilian.
SNHR notes that the same warplanes performed another air-strike on the south of al Jadida village, killing another civilian, raising the toll of victims of the attack on the village as of this writing to 7 civilians, four of which are children.
We note that this attack by the Russian forces is a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement reached after discussions between the Turkish and Russian presidents, which went into effect on March 6, 2020.
The Russian forces have clearly violated the Security Council resolutions 2139 and 2254 which prohibit any further indiscriminate attacks, as well as violating the rules of international humanitarian law which stress the distinction between civilians and combatants. Attacks of this nature spread terror and panic among civilians, leading them to flee their lands and homes in an attempt to reach safety, and forcibly displacing them, with the number of internally displaced persons within Syria currently standing at approximately 6.5 million Syrian citizens in total.
The international community should put pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies to force them to compensate the displaced victims, rehabilitate homes and vital centers, support the political transition process, and press all parties to pursue implementation of political transition according to a strict timetable which must not exceed six months, thus enabling millions of refugees and IDPs to return home.