Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3668

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’ret Harma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to four civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on a camp for displaced people in Ma’ret Harma, Idlib, on July 10th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights states that “Mahmoud Mohammad al Ali, a member of Civil Defense- Kafr Zita center – was killed along with his girl Yasmin as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs north of Ma’aret Harma village, Idlib, on July 10th.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented “the death of at least four citizens, including a child and a woman, in targeting by Russian warplanes of a community of displaced people, on the outskirts of Ma’aret Hurmah town in the southern countryside of Idlib. The operations to remove the rubble continues by the rescue teams.”

Other sources cited three dead and others wounded in the incident.

Eleven sources attributed the strike to Russian forces, while one source named both the Syrian regime and Russia in reporting the incident. Five other sources did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • IMage Caption: "Russian forces killed civilians in Ma'aret Harma village in Idlib: SNHR: at least three civilians, including a girl, were killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs in north of Ma'aret Harma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 10th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption: "Russian forces bombed houses of IDPs in Ma’aret Harma village in Idlib: Warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs, which is affiliated with al Huda Charitable Association, in north of Ma’aret Harma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs - resulting in casualties and severe damages to the houses, on July 10th (vis Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The Syrian civil defense volunteer Mahmud Mohammed al-Ali, Mahmoud was killed after targeting of residential units designed for displaced people in the town of Ma’aret Harma" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)

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
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]