Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4016

Incident date

December 18, 2019

Location

معرشمارين, Ma’arshmarin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Ma’arshmarin, Idlib governorate, on December 18th, 2019, according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a young man, Abdul Razzaq Nayef Qitaz, from Ma’aret al Numan city, was killed as “warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles in the vicinity of Ma’arshmarin in the eastern suburbs of Idlib”. Other sources, such as Step News Agency and Edlib Media Center, blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrike.

Shaam News Agency has put the death toll at six killed people, but it is unclear if the victims were civilians or belligerents. Step News Agency reported that “others were wounded”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • 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 (5) [ 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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]