Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4460

Incident date

August 16, 2022

Location

معارة النعسان, Maarat Al-Nasan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The town Maarat al Naasan was attacked by cluster bombs allegedly as a result of Syrian and Russian regime forces after midnight on August 16th 2022.  Local sources also blamed Iranian-backed militas. While no civilian deaths are reported, a seven year old boy got lightly injured on his arm by a life bullet, while he was playing in front of his house.

Local sources report that a family survived the attack on the town Maarat al Naasan when 32 explosive bullets were fired through Syrian and Iranian militias while the family was sleeping. They added that the regime forces targeted primarily civilian homes, their land and their livestock when they attacked the town from the eastern side.

One local newspaper reports that the towns al Barah, Ruwaiha, Horsh Msaibin, Horsh Bsanqoul, Maklabis, al Baytroun, and Maarat al Naasan were exposed to the attack, yet the news agency did not share information about civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)
  • The Syrian Civil Defense reported that one child was injured after a Russian or Syrian regime attack in Maarat al-Naasan on August 16th 2022 (Image via SCD / Facebook)

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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (6) [ collapse]