Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4436

Incident date

February 12, 2022

Location

معارة النعسان, Maaret al Nassan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.035556, 36.838611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, a Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling killed five to six civilians from the same family and injured two to seven civilians including one to two children and one woman.  Among those killed were reportedly two to three children, two women and two men.  The incident happend on February 12th 2022 in the town of Maarat Al-Naasan in the countryside of Idlib.

The bombing apparently began at 11.30am to midday.

Six reported names of the deceased were: Ruaa Oqab, Aisha Oqab, both described as “little girls”, Hayat Oqab, Noor Oqab, Diba Oqab and Fawas Oqab. Other names which were mentioned, different from these were Imad Oqa (Abu Muhammad) and Aysha Oqab, although these were likely alternative names for those already mentioned. They were reported to have been from the same family.  One member of the family was reported to have died from injuries.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that “the tea drinking session turned into a massacre, death overshadowed the place, and laughter turned into tragedies and pain. A mortar shell fired by the regime forces and Russa on the outskirts of the town of Maarat Al-Naasan left family members and their relatives dead.”

The incident occured at 11:30:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Ruaa Oqab Child female killed
  • Aisha Oqab Child female killed
  • Hayat Oqab Age unknown killed
  • Noor Oqab Age unknown killed
  • Diba Oqab Age unknown killed
  • Fawas Oqab Adult male killed
  • Imad Oqab Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (51) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Raqqa RWB / Facebook)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @DeirEzzorNow / Twitter)
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    Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @DeirEzzorNow / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Al Khabour 2011)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Syrian Civil Defense rescue the victims after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • SOHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Syrian Network for Human Rights posted a photo of some of the deceased, allegedly killed by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on February 12th 2022 (Image via SNHR)
  • SNHR captured the destruction after a Russian or Syrian regime missile hit the Oqab family house, killing reportedly six members of the family on February 12th 2022 (Image via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @IdlibPlus / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @IdlibPlus / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @IdlibPlus / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @MMCSYR / Twitter)
  • A child's shoe, the destruction after Russian or Syrian regime missile reportedly hit the Oqab family house on February 12th 2022 (Image via @hamza_hindawie / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @AlsayedGhaith / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @AlsayedGhaith / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @AlsayedGhaith / Twitter)
  • Community mourns six members of the Oqab family allegedly killed or injured by a Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on February 12th 2022 (Image via @AlsayedGhaith / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @BilalAlHammoud0 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @abdalwhab761 / Twitter)
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    Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @anasanas84 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @anasanas84 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via @anasanas84 / Twitter)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Nedaa post)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Nedaa post)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Nedaa post)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Nedaa post)
  • Six members of the same family were reported killed on February 12th 2022 as a result of a Russian or Syrian regime missile (Image via Nedaa post)
  • Imad Oqab allegedly killled by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on February 12th 2022 (Image via Maaret Al Nassan / Facebook)
  • Fawas Oqab allegedly killled by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on February 12th 2022 (Image via Abd Al Hay Oqab / Facebook)
  • Imad Oqab allegedly killled by a Russian or Syrian regime missile on February 12th 2022 (Image via Mohammed Motlaq / Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Maaret Al Nassan (معارة النعسان), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.035556, 36.838611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.

Sources (51) [ collapse]