Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3845

Incident date

August 22–23, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 22nd.

Edlib Media Center cited “two martyrs and several wounded, as a result of the regime’s helicopter bombardment with explosive barrels on the southern neighborhood of Ma’rat Al-Nu`man city.”

Meanwhile, Syria Civil Defense stated that “three civilians were killed and seven others were injured, including two women, after six helicopters targeted residential neighborhoods in Ma’rat Al-Nu`man city in Idlib countryside last night with explosive barrels.”

Macro Media Center initially reported two fatalities, yet this figure rose to three, including a girl, in later reports from this same source.

Justice organisation named those killed as Kawkab Hassan Shaarawy, Wasel Ahmed Aldrees and Ali Khaled Al Shallah.

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, yet a number named Russian forces in reports of the incident.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

  • Kawkab Hassan Shaarawy Age unknown killed
  • Wasel Ahmed Aldrees Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image caption translation: "Three civilians were killed and seven others were injured, including two women, after six helicopters rotated to target residential neighborhoods in Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city in Idlib countryside last night with explosive barrels. Our teams were there with civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Two martyrs and several wounded civilians due to shelling with helicopters with explosive barrels in the southern neighborhood of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city of Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Two martyrs and several wounded civilians due to shelling with helicopters with explosive barrels in the southern neighborhood of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city of Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Two martyrs and several wounded civilians due to shelling with helicopters with explosive barrels in the southern neighborhood of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city of Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Two martyrs and several wounded civilians due to shelling with helicopters with explosive barrels in the southern neighborhood of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city of Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation; "Martyrs in the city of Maaret al-Nu'man rise to 3 martyrs, including a girl child as a result of helicopters bombing residential neighborhoods in the city" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation; "Martyrs in the city of Maaret al-Nu'man rise to 3 martyrs, including a girl child as a result of helicopters bombing residential neighborhoods in the city" (via Macro Media Center)
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    Image caption translation: "Ali Khaled al-Shalah, from Ma'aret al-Nu'man city of idlib countryside, killed as a result, Assad regime helicopters dropped explosive barrels on the city" (via Justice Organisation)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–7
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]