Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3757

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

One or two alleged Russian or Syrian airstrikes on a popular market in Ma’aret Al Nu’man killed up to five civilians, including an elderly man, and wounded about 30. The market was struck with rockets in the evening, according to local sources.

Local Coordination Committee Syria identified five civilians who were reported killed, while most other sources reported on a total of four civilian deaths.

Justice Organization identified one of the wounded.

No other details are known at this time.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Sheikh Shahood Al - Khadija Age unknown killed
  • Abdul Hamid Al khamoura Age unknown killed
  • Ghazi Al - Asfar Adult male killed
  • Name unknown - displaced from the village of Khayara Age unknown killed
  • Badi Al-Yaseen from Ma’ar Sheshmeh Adult male killed
  • Abd Al Mou’ez Haj Hamdou Anflees Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–30
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Aftermath of a local market in Maarat al-Nu'man that was struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian strike on July 29th (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • A man wounded by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike on Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
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    Ghazi al-Asfar was killed in an alleged Russian strike on Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Justice Organization).
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    Abd Al Mou’ez Haj Hamdou Anflees, killed in an alleged Syrian regime or Russian strike on Marat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Justice Organization).

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
    4 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–30
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]