Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4259

Incident date

March 3, 2020

Location

شارع الثلاثين, Al Thalatheen Street, Idlib city, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to nine civilians including five children were reported killed and up to 21 others injured in alleged Russia airstrikes with missiles, or the fall of rocket-propelled grenades believed to be from the regime forces and Iranian militias in Maarat al-Numan, on Al Thalatheen street in Idlib city on March 3rd, 2020.

Justice Organization identified names of six civilians killed in this attack, which shows that the victims belong to two families. From Haj Hamdo Family, a father (Hamza Haj Hamdo) died with his son (Shahem Hamza Haj Hamdo) and daughter (Rimas Haj Hamdo). Also from Al Asemi family, three children died: Abdul Rahman Al-Asemi, Abdullah Al-Asemi and Abdul Salam Al-Asmi.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least eight civilians, including four children, were killed in the explosion of an unknown source and in front of unequipped buildings sheltering IDPs in Al Thalatheen Street in Idlib city.” The Syrian Civil Defence reported nine killed, including four children.

Edlib Media Center blamed the Syrian regime and Iranian ‘militias’ for the attack, while @ShahbaPress blamed Russia. Edlib Media Center said “nine civilians were martyred and 14 others were wounded due to the fall of rocket-propelled grenades believed to be from the regime forces and Iranian militias in Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib.” The Syrian Civil Defence reported that 21 people were wounded.

Shaam Network said that women and children are also among those injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (5 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14–21
  • 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

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Media
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    Three children from Al Asemi family were killed in an airstrike on Idlib City on March 3rd, 2020 (via Justice Organization).

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
    7 – 9
  • (5 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14–21
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]