Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3799

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, on August 14th.

Step Agency tweeted that “three civilians, including a woman, have been killed and others injured due to raids targeting the city of Ma’ret Al Nu’man, south of Idlib.”

Meanwhile Shaam News and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “four citizens including a woman were killed in bombardment by the regime’s warplanes on Maarrat Al-Nu’man city.”

Justice Organisation named two men killed as Mohammad Ziad Al-Hamidi and Mustafa Al-Hamwi.

Two sources did not positively attribute blame, while Russian forces and the Syrian regime were named by three sources in reports of the incident. Shaam News attributed sole responsibility to the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]