Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3874

Incident date

September 12, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two people, among which a child, were killed and five or six other civilians were injured in airstrikes on the city of Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib.

The Justice Organization and @SyrianCoalition blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the martyrdom of a child and the injury of 6 others as a result of rocket shelling carried out by regime forces stationed in Khan Sheikhoun targeting Maaret al-Nu’man city in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

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Media
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    Mohammed Jalal bin Yasser Amhan was killed by airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man on September 12th 2019 (via Justice Organization on Facebook).
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    Islam Sadir was killed by airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man on September 12th 2019 (via Justice Organization on Facebook).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]