Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4448

Incident date

July 4, 2022

Location

معارة النعسان, Maret Al Nassan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A pregnant woman and a child were killed and between one and three others, including up to two children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery/heavy machine gun attack on the village of Maret Al Nassan on July 4, 2022.

According to @SyriaCivilDefe, a woman was killed and two children were injured in alleged Russian and regime attacks on the village of Maret Al Nassan. @SyriaCivilDefe added that the two children that were injured are brother and sister while Baladi News identified a man as being among the injured.

A tweet from @HalabTodayTV put the casualty count at one woman killed and three people injured, including a child. @OrientNews specified that members of the Al-Shawash family were among the casualties. However Zaman Al Wasl reported that a woman and a child were killed.

Syrian Network for Human Rights provided the name of the woman killed as Mrs. Mysaa al Damen (30 years old) and stated that she was pregnant at the time, and her unborn baby was killed. Her daughter was also injured in the bombing. Zaman Al Wasl identified Mrs. Mysaa as being a displaced person from the town of “Al-Kusaibiya” in the western countryside of Aleppo.

@shaamnews reported that civilian homes were struck during the attack.

The majority of sources that reported on this incident attributed the strikes to regime forces, with Zaman Al Wasl specifying that regime forces stationed in the town of “Miznaz” carried out the attack. However, the Syrian Civil Defense tweeted that the regime and Russian forces were responsible.

@HadiAlabdallah identified heavy artillery shells as being used in the attack, and Zaman Al Wasl added that heavy machine guns were also used. Additional sources pointed out that mortar shells were part of the bombardment.

The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Mrs. Mysaa al Damen female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers respond to alleged Russian and regime strikes on Maret Al Nassan on July 4, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer with the body of one of the victims of alleged Russian and regime strikes on Maret Al Nassan on July 4, 2022. (Image posted by @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (25) [ collapse]