Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1062

Incident date

July 28, 2016

Location

مَعَرَّة النُّعْمَان, Maarat al Numan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.647038, 36.679174 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that one civilian died and several others were wounded in a cluster bomb attack on Maarat al Numan, though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Multiple sources published images showing the remains of cluster bombs on the ground – though many sources didn’t identify who had dropped them.

According to Maarmac12, Qasioun, Syriancoalition, SRG and LCCSY Russia was to blame.

But Nabdsyria and EMC attributed the event to the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali Ibn Subhi Al-Sayed Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets collect cluster bomb remnants in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man (Tweet by @ALAMAWI)
  • The White Helmets find cluster bomb shrapnel in Maarat al Numan (Via Eldorar)
  • The Civil Defense team collect the left over cluster bombs in Maarat al Numan (via Eldorar)
  • A member of the White Helmets picks up a piece of cluster bomb, allegedly used by Russia (via Eldorar)
  • At the scene in Maarat al Numan at White Helmet member holds a cluster bomb, suspected used by Russia (via Eldorar)
  • Remnants of cluster bombs allegedly used by Russia in Maarat al Numan (via Eldorar)
  • A cluster bomb - thrown in Maarat al Numan, Russia alleged responsible (Tweet via @syrian191124)
  • A civilian among domestic items in Maarat al Numan following suspected Russian attacks (via Qasioun)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

On October 28th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that, "The ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings have launched offensive within June and July near the Aleppo city. The Russian Aerospace Forces are providing active support to the government troops. Joint operations caused elimination of significant number of insurgents, terrorist training camps, plant producing armament, explosive devices, and combat hardware,” noted Sergei Shoigu."

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]