Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3817

Incident date

August 17, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma`arat Horma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed, and three others injured, in airstrikes on Ma`arat Horma, Idlib, on August 17th.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “one man was martyred and three others were injured as a result of an airstrike targeting Maarat Horma town in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Smart News also reported, “one dead and many wounded by the bombing of Russian warplanes on the village of Ma`aret Horma in Idlib.”

The Syrian Human Rights Committee named the civilian killed as Qusai Nizar al-Qashto.

Sources variously attributed the attack to Russian forces and/or 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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption Translation: "A man was martyred and three others were injured as a result of a warplane air strike targeting Maarat Horma town in the southern countryside of Idlib, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A man was martyred and three others were injured as a result of a warplane air strike targeting Maarat Horma town in the southern countryside of Idlib, our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image Caption Translation: "A man was martyred and three others were injured as a result of a warplane air strike targeting Maarat Horma town in the southern countryside of Idlib, our teams were there with civilians." (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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]