Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4020

Incident date

December 19, 2019

Location

مرديخ, Mardikh, Idlib, Iraq

Airwars assessment

One man was killed and up to seventeen civilians, including seven children and seven women, were injured, in alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on the down of Mardikh, Idlib governorate, on December 19th, 2019, according to local sources. Many injured remain in critical condition.

The LCCSY reported five Russian airstrikes on the town of Mardikh on December 19th between 8:59 AM and 9:34 AM local time. The fourth raid at 9:22 AM allegedly injured four children. LCCSY also reported that “two raids with two helicopters targeted Mardikh village at 10:32 AM. As a result, Abdel Malik Ramadan Al Shabib was killed and eight civilians, including children, were injured”.

SMART News Agency wrote that “a civilian was killed and seventeen others were wounded, including seven children and seven women, as a result of missile strikes by Russian warplanes and the throwing of explosive barrels by the regime’s helicopters on the village of Mardikh”.

The Syrian Civil Defence reported that their volunteers were targeted by Russian double raids while they were working to save injured from earlier strikes.

The incident occured between 8:59 am and 10:32 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–17
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Injured child after alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Mardikh, Idlib governorate, on December 19th, 2019 (via MMC 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–17
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]