US-led Coalition in Iraq & Syria

Civilians in the ruins of Mosul city. (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
Country
Iraq
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3470

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

معرتماتر, M’artamater, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of people was killed in a bombardment by the “Syrian regime and its Russian ally”, according to Edlib Media Center.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3469

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

عابدين, Abdin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Syrian regime helicopters allegedly dropped barrel bombs near al Salam Mosque in Abdin village in Idlib. Ali al Zraiq, from Ma’ret Harma village in Idlib, was reported killed by the strike. According to Edlib Media Center, the Syrian regime carried out the strike with its Russian ally.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali al Zraiq Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime forces bombed a mosque in Abdin village in Idlib on May 7th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3468

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

البارة, Al Bara, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Bilal al Mendil was killed by an alleged missile strike on the town of Bara in the rural, southern part of Idlib.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Bilal was a civilian, displaced from Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib. The source claimed that he was killed when Syrian regime “fixed-wing warplanes” fired missiles on the Al Bara village. although Edlib Media Center blamed Russia.

No other details are known at this time.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bilal al Mendil Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Bilal al Mendil was killed by an alleged Syrian missile strike on Al Bara village in Jabal Al Zaweya on May 7th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3467

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

كفرموس, Kafar Mous, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a helicopter bombed the village of Kfar Mous in Jabal Shahshabo with an “explosive barrel” in the evening. The Syrian Civil Defense forces reported that a man was killed and another man, two women and two children wounded.

Smart News blamed Russia.

No other details are known at this time.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Mohammad Abdul Karim al Yousef Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carrying a wounded child on May 7th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3466

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’aret Harma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian “airliners and helicopters” carried out missile strikes, also described as rocket attacks, on the outskirts of the village Ma’ra Haramah.

Local sources reported that the strikes struck residential areas in the village, killing a civilian and causing extensive damage to civilian homes. Several other civilians were reported wounded.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3465

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

مرج الزهور,, Marj Al Zuhour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed as “fixed-wing warplanes” believed to be Russian fired missiles on Marj al Zohour village in Idlib.

The Local Coordination Commitee Syria and Jisir Media Center reported that one civilian was killed. According to Jisir Media Center, eight other civilians including at least 6 members of the same family were wounded.

According to Step News and the Syrian Network for Human Rights, two members of the same family were killed, while the Syria.liveuamap claimed a total of three and two wounded.

Syrian Network for Human Rights in a later post identified Jarrah Hadid as one of the victims. He was a humanitarian aid worker for al Amin Organization for humanitarian support, from Marj al Zohour village in Idlib, who died on May 8th due to wounds sustained in the attack on May 7th.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

  • Mohammad Hadid 21 years old injured
  • Amjad Hadid 24 years old injured
  • Mohammed Hadid 17 years old male injured
  • Hassan Yousef Hadid 50 years old male injured
  • Khaled Hadid 28 years old male injured
  • Maher Asaad Hadid 30 years old injured
  • Fawaz Hadid 60 years old male killed
  • Jarrah Hadid Adult male killed

Family members (1)

  • Mustafa Shahtan 40 years old male injured
  • Mohammed Shihab 15 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Jarrah Hadid, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Marj al Zohour village in Idlib on May 8th (via SN4HR).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1–3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3464

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

رأس العين, Ras Al A’in, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that airstrikes struck a popular market in Ras al Ein village east of the city of Abu-Thabet in Idlib. According to Step News, shelling was carried out by “Russian airliners and helicopters”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime instead.

Most sources reported that four civilians were killed. Smart News claimed that among the victims were two children, while Step News and the Local Coordination Committee of Syria claimed three children were killed. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, all four fatalities were children.

The  Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) forces that were present at the scene initially reported that three civilians were killed and eight wounded, while in a later post claimed that the death toll had risen to 5 civilians, including three children. It added that the number of wounded had gone up from eight to 20 civilians. The SCD reported that it searched for hours under the rubble.

Smart News posted several photographs and a video that are not authorized for publication or distribution. Links to the these reports on the website of Smart News are included in this assessment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–5
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–20
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

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    Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying one of the victims of a missile strike on the market square of of Ras al Ein village on May 7th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble after a missile strike struck the market square of Ras al-Ayn on May 7th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Man wounded by missile strike on the market square of Ras al-Ayn on May 7th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer putting out a fire after a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of a missile strike on a market square in Ras al-Ain on May 7th (via Edlib Media Center).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–5
  • (2–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–20
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3463

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

الزكاة, Al Zakat, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman was alleged killed by artillery shelling in the village of Zakat, north of Hama. Smart News and Step News blamed Russia, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Sabah al Hamidi Adult female killed
  • Fawaz Abdo al Saleh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Fawaz Abdo al Saleh was alleged killed as Syrian regime forces artillery fired shells on al Zaka village on May 8th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]