Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4429

Incident date

December 27, 2021

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, including a child, were injured in alleged Russian strikes near a poultry farm and IDP camp outside of Ma’arat Misrin on December 27, 2021.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that three workers, including a child, were injured in Russian airstrikes on a poultry farm outside of Ma’arat Misrin. @thiqanewsagency also tweeted that three civilians had been injured in the strikes.

Zaman Al Wasl added that some of the civilians injured were in critical condition and that the area bombed was near a gathering of camps and El Dorar identified the camps as being for IDPs.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified three airstrikes as having hit west Ma’arat Misrin but added that “no casualties have been reported”.

A tweet from @anasanas84 reported that the air raids on Ma’arat Misrin resulted in massive destruction to property. Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the missiles struck three adjacent poultry barns, partially damaging the three barns, one of which was being used as a special food preparation facility. The source added that the facilities are in a “residential area free of any military presence or equipment”.

The majority of the sources attributed the airstrikes to Russia and @Ahmadmuaffaq identified vacuum missiles as being used by Russian forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Civilians were wounded as a result of the Russian occupation’s bombing of poultry farms on the outskirts of the town of Maarat Misrin in Idlib, northwest Syria
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)
  • The effects of the destruction caused as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes on the outskirts of the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Macro Media Center)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]