Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4230

Incident date

February 20, 2020

Location

معرة النعسان, Ma`arat Al Na`asan, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A media activist was reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes or artillery on Ma’rat Al na’san in Idlib, Syria on February 20th, 2020 according to local sources.

According to Shaam Network, “the media activist, Abdel Nasser Haj Hamdan, from the city of Bunche, who is a member of the media office in the city, was martyred by a Russian aerial bombardment that hit the town of Ma’rat al-Na`san while covering the shelling in the area.”

Justice Organization blamed Russia, Euphrates blamed the regime and Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the regime of the attack that killed Abdel Nasser Haj Hamdan.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • Abd al-Nasir Haj Hamdan, a media activist, was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma'arat al-Na`san in the northern countryside of Idlib, February 20th, 2020 (via Justice Organization).
  • Abdul Naser Haj Hamdan (via SN4HR)

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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]