Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3651

Incident date

July 2, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة أو معرتحرمة, Ma’aret Harma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians were reported killed in an airstrike on Ma’aret Harma, Idlib, on July 2nd.

Step news and Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the death of “Mohammed Salloum Al Kan’an” from the town of Ma’aret Harma, south of Idlib, as a result of intensive raids by warplanes on the town,” while two other sources alleged the deaths three civilians, and “others wounded.”

Two sources attributed the airstrike to the Syrian regime, while two other sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. Two other sources did not positively attribute blame.

Smart news stated that “the forces of the regime and Russia have launched a massive aerial bombardment of Idlib, Hama and northern Latakia for weeks, killing hundreds of civilians and displacing hundreds of thousands.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]