Up to 16 civilians, including between two and five children, were killed and up to 32 civilians were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on a farm housing displaced people near Ma’aret Misrin, Idlib governorate, on March 5th, 2020, according to local sources.
Edlib Media Center reported that there were “civilian martyrs and wounded as a result of Russian occupation warplanes targeting a building inhabited by displaced people near the city of Maarat Misrin, north of Idlib, at dawn today [March 5th, 2020].”
@abuhuzaifa_ reported that 15 civilians had been killed and that more than 20 people were wounded. @Step_Agency initially reported three killed, but later put the death toll at 16 killed civilians, including five children.
Witnesses told Smart News Agency that the Russian warplanes targeted a farm inhabited by displaced people from the Ma’arat Al Numan area, killing nine civilians and wounding 20. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the farm was a poultry farm.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recorded the deaths of 15 civilians, including one girl and six women. In addition, 18 civilians were recorded wounded, some of whom in critical condition. According to SOHR, the victims are displaced people from Hama, Aleppo and other areas of Idlib.
Ahmed Sheikho, director of the Syrian Civil Defence Media office in Idlib told Smart News Agency that “Russian warplanes launched two raids on a farm inhabited by displaced families in the vicinity of the city of Ma’arat Misrin, killing 16 civilians, including seven women and two children, and wounding 21 others, including two children and four women”. Edlib Media Center reported that 32 people were wounded.
Whereas nearly all sources reported Russia as the belligerent, Shaam News Network blamed “Russian and Assad’s airforces”.
The incident occured around dawn.