Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4443

Incident date

March 16, 2022

Location

معارة النعسان, Miznaz, Maarat Al-Naasan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Mustafa Haidar, aged 11, was injured while grazing sheep, when a Russian or Syrian regime forces shell hit him on March 16th 2022, in the town of Miznaz, on the outskirts of Maarat al-Naasan, in the northeastern countryside of Idlib.

The Syrian Civil Defense said that they inspected the site that was bombed and made sure that there were no other casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Mustafa Haider 11 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • One child was injured as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian shelling on the outskirts of Maarat Al-Naasan on March 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • Mustafa Haider, aged 11, was injured as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian shelling on the outskirts of Maarat Al-Naasan on March 16th 2022 (Image via @Almohrar1 / Twitter)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town 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.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]