Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4369

Incident date

August 10, 2021

Location

معرزاف, Maarzaf, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in regime and/or Russian shelling in the village of Maarzaf on August 10, 2021, multiple sources reported. Four sources also reported injuries from the incident, but none gave any estimate of how many.

Little information was given on the identity of the person killed. SY-24 reported the victim was a man.

Numerous sources identified the use of Russian Krasnopol shells. Some said these were fired by regime forces, while others specified that the attack included artillery shelling by regime forces and Russian forces firing the Krasnopol shells. @abo_aljod84 reported reconnaissance planes in the air at the time of the attack.

Step reported that several houses were also destroyed as a result of the missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • @hadikhraat
    Translated image caption: Pro-Assad forces target with artillery the village of Maarzaf in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by @hadikhraat)

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
    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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (25) [ collapse]