Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4024

Incident date

December 19, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Two children and three adults were reportedly killed and five other civilians injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces bombing of Ma’arat Al Nu’man in Idlib, Syria on December 19th, 2019, according to local sources.

One of the children who died was identified as Shahed Al Madi, female, exact age unknown. Idlib Plus named the other girl as Ghada Al Khamra, who was killed alongside her father Haytham Al Khamra, her mother and aunt as their house was hit by an alleged Syrian regime surface-to-surface missile.

No further details are available at the moment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Haytham Al Khamra Adult male killed
  • Ghada Al Khamra Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Ghada Al Khamra was killed along with her father, mother and aunt in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al Numan on December 19th, 2019 (via @IdlibPlus).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]