Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3858

Incident date

August 27, 2019

Location

معرشورين,, Ma'ar Shourin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians including a child and two women died and seven others were injured in alleged Russia or regime raids on Ma’ar Shourin. The majority of sources pointed to the use of barrel bombs.

Step reported: “Russian warplanes and helicopters targeted all towns of the southern and south eastern Idlib countryside with barrels, killing three civilians in Ma`ar shourin”.

According to Shaam, who blamed the regime, there were “four martyrs, including women in Ma’rshouren, in addition to a number of wounded civilians”.

MMC said that the four fatalities included “a child, two women and a man”.

Sources said that as many as 12 “explosive barrels” were dropped on the town.

The White Helmets added that “five helicopters have been taking turns targeting the town since this morning”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Martyrs and a number of wounded were reported as a result of helicopter gunships targeting the town of Ma`ar shourin in the southern countryside of Idlib with more than 12 barrels of explosives"
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime barrel bombing of Ma'ar Shourin, Aug 27th (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]