Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4318

Incident date

June 14, 2021

Location

مرعيان, Mara’yan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians, including a woman and two to three children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling on Mara’yan village on June 13, 2021.

According to Macro Media Center, “a woman and her three children were injured as a result of artillery shelling by Assad’s gangs and Russian militias targeting a civilian house in Mara’an village”.

Al Araby reported on the incident, providing information that “Syrian regime forces renewed their artillery shelling this morning…injuring a woman and two children.” @mzmgr941 added that one of the children was in critical condition at the time of the reporting.

A tweet by @rahhalahmad06 named those that were injured: Malik Ateeq 44 years old, Riyad Al-Asaad 9 years old, Abdulrahman Al-Asaad 14 years old.

@SyriawatanNews reported that “a number of militants were killed and injured” but did not include further details.

Sources were conflicted between whether Russia or the regime were responsible for the artillery strikes.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Malik Ateeq 44 years old female injured
  • Riyad Al-Asaad 9 years old injured
  • Abdulrahman Al-Asaad 14 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The damage caused by artillery strikes from alleged Russian or regime on Mara’yan on June 14, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
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    The picture shows a child who was seriously injured as a result of the bombing of the Assad forces and Russia on the village of Marayan. (Image posted by @blaas083)
  • An image of a smoke cloud caused by the artillery strikes on Marayan on June 14, 2021. (Image posted by @al_rahman6)
  • An image of the damage caused by the artillery strikes on Mara’yan on June 14, 2021. (Image posted by @mhamadkb112)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2

Sources (19) [ collapse]