Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1117

Incident date

August 10, 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

At least five and as many as 11 civilians, including three children were killed by air raids carried out on August 10th in Maarat al Numan, local media reported. Additionally, ten to 30 other civilians were wounded from the air raids.The Shaam News Network identified the planes as being Russian warplanes. However, Alsouria and @Maaramc12 attributed the event to the Assad regime.

Sources also reported that between three and five air raids were carried out against the city of Maarat al Numan.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “on Wednesday 10 August 2016, alleged Russian warplanes fired missiles on the outskirts of Souq al Hal in the southeastern parts of Ma’aret Al Nu’man, located in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate and is under the control of armed opposition factions. As a result, six individuals were killed including three children. Additionally, 20 others were wounded.”

Almarra provided a video that showed the fires that were caused by the air raids, including a vehicle engulfed in flames. Images by Syria.news also depicted the destruction of a marketplace. In addition, graphic images posted by @alMarraToday showed a child who was struck in the head during the air raid under the pretext that he was a terrorist.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 11
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Hussein Saleh Almatramawi, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, VDC)
  • Vehicles burn in Maarat al Numan following an alleged raid. (via, Almarra Today)
  • Damage to a residential market following an alleged raid. (via, Syria.news)
  • The aftermath of the incident on 10th August 2016. (via, Alsouria)
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    A seriously injured child in the aftermath of the incident. (via, @alMarraToday)
  • Damage to the infrastructure. (via, ShahbaPress)
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    An injured child receives medical treatment. (via, alMaaraToday)
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    An injured child receives medical treatment. (via, alMaaraToday)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, alMaaraToday)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, alMaaraToday)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.

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
    5 – 11
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]