Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3834

Incident date

August 20, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 20th.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that “two men” were killed “in a Russian airstrike on the city of Maaret al-Nu’man”.

Meanwhile, Step News reported “the Russian bombing of a young man and a girl” in Maaret al-Nu’man, and the “extraction [of] four alive people from the rubble, including two children.”

Both 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
    2
  • (0–1 children1–2 men)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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
    2
  • (0–1 children1–2 men)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]