Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4339

Incident date

July 11, 2021

Location

مرعيان, Marayan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.74032, 36.56406 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a man and a child, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery strikes on the town of Marayan on July 11, 2021.

Syrian Civil Defense reported that “a man and his son were injured by similar shelling on the village of Mara’an”. Macro Media Center verified that the son that was injured was a child.

Baladi News identified the homes of the injured civilians in the village as being struck by artillery. Zaman Al Wasl added that “the bombing also caused widespread destruction of civilian property”.

Enab Baladi News provided information that the injuries of the civilians were varying and NPA Syria reported that the injured “were taken to medical points for treatment”.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime and Zaman Al Wasl pinpointed the “regime forces stationed in the town of Basqala” as being to blame. However, @EdlibNN identified Russia and Syrian Observatory did not identify who was responsible for the strikes but reported that  “Russian reconnaissance drones were seen flying over the southern countryside of Idlib.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Marayan (مرعيان), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.74032, 36.56406. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]