Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4430

Incident date

December 27, 2021

Location

معربليت, Marblet, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8075, 36.6625 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and up to three others were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Marblet on December 27, 2021.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one civilian was killed and three others were injured in alleged artillery shelling by the regime and Russia on Marblet and Mantaf without specifying in which village the casualties occurred. El Dorar put the number of civilians injured in Marblet and Mantaf at five.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also identified the death of one civilian from a rocket attack Marblet, attributing the bombing to the regime and Zaman Al Wasl reported that one “person” was killed and others, including civilians, were wounded, blaming militias linked to Russia as using “Krasnopol” missiles in the attack.

North-Press added that the injured civilians were taken to medical points for treatment.

An image posted by Jihad Al Hr on Facebook shows a child covered in blood being treated for wounds alongside a caption describing the incident in Marblet.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the strikes were carried out by the regime or Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets respond to strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @syrianewsag)
  • Shelling of the town of Marblet on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @syr_television)
  • One of the men injured in strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • White Helmets respond to strikes on the villages of Maarblit and Mantaf on December 27, 2021. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Marblet (معربليت), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.8075, 36.6625. 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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]