Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4002

Incident date

December 16, 2019

Location

معرشمارين, Ma’ar Shmareen, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported the deaths of two women and a child and injury of four more civilians – mostly children – in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes”, leading to the death of two women and one child. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the victims are the girl Ikhlas Abdul Aziz al Mustafa and the women Jamila Jum’a al Mustafa and Fatima Mahmoud al Mustafa.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian strikes on Ma’ar Shmareen, Dec 16th 2019.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Shmareen on December 16th, 2019 (via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights).

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]