Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4225

Incident date

February 19, 2020

Location

معارة النعسان, Ma’arat Nisan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat Al Nassan, Idlib governorate, on February 19th, 2020, according to Idlib Plus.

@SyrianCoalition reported that two men were killed in the airstrikes. According to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, the airstrike occurred at 2:02 PM.

Shaam News Network reported that both Russian and Syrian regime forces launched airstrikes in the area on February 19th. Hence, this incident is graded as contested.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

The incident occured at approximately 2:02 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteer searching the rubble for victims after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers carrying a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
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    Syrian Civil Defence volunteers recovering the body of a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Ma’arat Nisan, February 19th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]