Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3820

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed, and others injured, in airstrikes on Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 18th.

Shaam News documented “two martyrs killed in Maarat al-Nu’man”, while other sources cited one civilian killed in the incident.

@IdlibPlus tweeted “a civilian martyr and a number of injuries were reported as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of Ma’rat Al-Nu`man city in the southern countryside of Idlib with airstrikes.”

Smart News also reported “many wounded”.

All sources attributed the attack to Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caotion Translation: "Civilians wounded due to warplanes shelling with vacuum missiles residential neighborhoods of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city in Southern Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)

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 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]