Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3869

Incident date

August 29, 2019

Location

معرشمشة, Ma’arshamsha, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that three or four civilians died in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Ma’arshamsha.

According to the Shaam News Network, “a civilian vehicle for IDPs in the village of Maarshamsheh” was struck, killing three people – two women and a child.

Step put the death toll at four, including a woman and her child.

Idlib Plus reported: “Four martyrs, including a child and two women, and injury of six others, including a child and a woman, as a result of the regime warplanes shelling  Ma’arshamsha village east of Ma’arat al-Nu`man.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]