Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1183

Incident date

August 22, 2016

Location

معارة النعسان, Maarat al Naasan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.0351379, 36.8356507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between five and 19 civilians were killed, including two women and two to three children, and several others were injured from airstrikes that struck Maarat al-Naasan. Among those killed were seven members of the same family. Following the airstrikes, the civil defense teams were mobilized to rescue those trapped in the rubble and transport them to local hospitals.

@egyptiontodayreported up to 19 civilians were killed – however they were the only source to report this high.

Local sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the airstrikes, with @shababRevolution blaming Russian planes while @twittbooknews and Smart News identified regime planes as the culprit.

Images published by various local news sources show cars that were completely destroyed from the strikes and the blood of those that were victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 19
  • (2–3 children2 women)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Maarat al Naasan. (via, SO4HR)
  • A car destroyed in an alleged raid. (via, SND)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Madar Daily)
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    Blood splattered inside a residential home. (via, Smart News)
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    An image of a deceased child, buried alive in the rubble, following an alleged raid on Maarat al Naasan. (via, shababRevolution)

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 20th – 31st 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 – 19
  • (2–3 children2 women)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]