Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4017

Incident date

December 18, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four men were killed in allegedly Russian and Syrian regime air- and artillery strikes on the city of Ma’arat Al Numan, Idlib governorate, on December 18th, 2019, according to local sources.

The four male victims were identified as Muhammad Ziyad Al Abd, Abd Al Razzaq, Yaman Serjawi and Fares Ahmad Al Salloum. The Syrian Civil Defence reported five wounded, including two children.

The MMC reported “intense Russian military raids with vacuum missiles, targeting residential neighbourhoods in Ma’arat Al Numan city”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported artillery shelling by the Syrian regime, in addition to Syrian regime airstrikes by helicopters. The shelling targeted Al Bezr market in the middle of the city, partially destroying several shops and damaging the market’s facilities.

The Syrian Civil Defence also reported that the Syrian regime shelled a building of SCD in the city.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
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    Muhammad Ziyad Al Abd was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
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    Abd Al Razzaq was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via MMC).
  • Damage in a medical facility affiliated with Violet Organization by alleged Syrian regime shelling, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (via SN4HR).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma'arat Al Numan on December 18th, 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).

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
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]