Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4319

Incident date

June 15, 2021

Location

معرزاف, Mu’arzaf, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.7898898, 36.6580114 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

At least one person was killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and/or artillery shelling on Mu’arzaf on June 15, 2021.

According to @HalabTodayTV, “one person was killed and others were injured as a result of shelling by the regime forces with heavy artillery targeting the village of Maarzaf”. @anasanas84 added that “a civilian was killed as a civilian house was targeted in the village of Maarzaf by Russian laser artillery shells” and Ebaa News Agency pointed out that the home collapsed and killed the civilian.

@mzmgr941 reported that the civilian Ahmed Muhammad Jammoul was killed along with a number of injured. A Facebook post by Ahmad Al Hasan identified that he was nicknamed Ahmad al-Saghir.

Multiple sources reported that other civilians were injured but did not give a specific count.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime. However, @seerij80 blamed Russia.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • A civilian was killed as a civilian house was targeted in the village of Maarzaf by alleged Russian artillery shells on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
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    One person was killed and others injured as a result of the regime forces' artillery shelling targeting the village of Maarzaf in Idlib countryside
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    Image of Ahmed Muhammad Jammoul, who was killed in airstrikes and/or artillery strikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • An image of the village of Maarzaf as a result of the artillery shelling on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by @ahmadaabden)
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    Image of Ahmed Muhammad Jammoul, who was killed in airstrikes and/or artillery strikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by Ahmad Al Hasan via Facebook)
  • White Helmets working through the wires from a collapsed home following airstrikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Syrian Civil Defense members sorting through the rubble of a collapsed home following airstrikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White helmets rescuing an injured civilian following airstrikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Syrian Civil Defense members sorting through the rubble of a collapsed home following airstrikes on the village of Maarzaf on June 15, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Ahmed... can you hear me, Ahmed?" The moment a young man was pulled out from the rubble, who died as a result of shelling by the regime forces targeting the village of Maarzaf in the southern Idlib countryside this morning

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Mu’arzaf (معرزاف). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 35.7898898, 36.6580114.

  • Reports of the incident mention the village of Mu’arzaf (معرزاف). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to exact coordinates.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged satellite imagery according to sources.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    ahmadaabden

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)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]