Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3863

Incident date

August 28, 2019

Location

معصران, Ma’saran, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – a man and a girl – died in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Ma’saran, according to local media.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Ali Mustafa Sa’do and the girl Bayan Mohammad Matar were killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’saran village in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 28.”

According to the White Helmets, “two civilians were killed and others were injured as a result of an airstrike by a warplane targeting the houses of civilians in Maasran town of Idlib countryside today [Aug 28th]. Our teams were there with civilians.”

Shaam New Netowork noted that “Russian and Assad warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of airstrikes accompanied by very heavy artillery and rocket shelling targeting the cities and towns in Idlib…the shelling caused the fall of two martyrs including a child in Ma’saran”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Mustafa Sa'do Adult male killed
  • Bayan Mohammad Matar Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike in Ma'saran, Aug 28th
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike in Ma'saran, Aug 28th
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike in Ma'saran, Aug 28th

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]