Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3909

Incident date

November 6, 2019

Location

مرديخ, Mardikh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.798652, 36.798496 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly wounded by alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Mardikh, Idlib governorate, on November 6th 2019, according to local sources.

Two locally filmed videos showed what appeared to be multiple strikes targeting the location.

IdlibPlus reported one wounded civilian.

The New York Times later geolocated the event. No additional information about this event is presently known.

The incident occured around dusk.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

The geolocation of all the three R3909 strikes captured on camera are on the actual “tell” or artificial mound just outside modern-day Tell Mardikh: 35.798652, 36.798496 (center point). All three strikes are in the immediate vicinity of that set of coordinates. [Note from New York Times Visual Investigations team to Airwars]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]