Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3663

Incident date

July 8, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported wounded in airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, on July 8th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan Stadium, partially damaging its building and fence, on July 8th.”

While other sources referred to “injured civilians”, Smart News documented “two civilians wounded by an aerial bombardment by the military regime on the outskirts of the city of Ma’arat al-Nu’man, south of Idlib.”

Two sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, one source did not positively attribute blame, while Step News named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on Ma'aret al Numan Stadium in Ma'aret al Numan city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, partially damaging its building and fence, on July 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

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

Sources (4) [ collapse]