Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3940

Incident date

November 16, 2019

Location

معرزيتا , Ma'ar Zita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Initial reports by local sources said that three civilians were killed and ten others wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Maarzita in Idlib governorate, Syria on November 16th, 2019, according to local sources.

But the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported on November 28th 2019 that a veterinarian who was injured in this airstrike has died. He was identified as Jamal Hashoum from Kansafra village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, and he died on November 26. This raises the death toll of this incident to four, and makes the number of injuries between two and nine.

According to Step Agency “Hasan al-Mohammad, a correspondent of the Step News Agency in Idlib, said that the Russian warplanes launched several airstrikes on the town of Maarzita south of Idlib today, killing three civilians, and wounding 10 others who were badly transferred by the Civil Defense to safe hospitals.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]