Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3679

Incident date

July 12, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes struck the cities of Idlib, Ma`ra al-Nu’man and Ariha in the north of Idlib, killing a combined total of six civilians including three children and two women and wounding up to 40.

Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Syrian regime forces and reported that “Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on houses near al Khair Bakery in Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib”. The source reported that at least three civilians were killed, including two children.

According to @ShahbaPress, a child was killed and an elderly man in addition to 11 wounded civilians as a result of the raids that were carried out in the morning. Step News claimed that attack on the town was carried out with rockets.

The Syrian Civil Defense forces, who were at the scene, claimed that  four airstrikes struck the town in the morning and killed two children while seven others including three children were wounded.

@Step_Agency claimed that among the two killed was one child. In a separate post, the source added that eight people were wounded.

 

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on houses near al Khair Bakery in Ma’aret al Numan on July 12th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Airstrikes struck the town of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in rural Idlib in the morning of July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

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 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]