Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1197

Incident date

August 28, 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

Nine civilians died and several more were wounded in alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrikes on fuel markets in Maarat al Naasan, according to local media.

According to Zaitonmag, “Russian warplanes launched air strikes on residential neighborhoods in the town of Maarat Al-Nassan. Four raids, phosphorous bombs and cluster munitions targeted fuel markets in the town. Casualties are currently unknown.” However, Thefreesyria reported that “nine people were killed and several others were wounded”. As with some other sources, it didn’t identify the culprit.

@ShababRevolution and @ALAMAWI reported Russian use of cluster bombs on the town.

But LCCSY blamed the regime for carrying out a strike, reporting that it had “led to the outbreak of a major fire at one of the stores selling diesel fuel”; while Syrians News said there had been strikes by helicopters as well as warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment the raids hit Maarat al Naasan. (via, ShababRevolution)
  • The exact moment the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid hit Maarat al Naasan, 28th August 2016. (via, The White Helmets)
  • Damaged vehicles in the aftermath of the incident. (via The White Helmets)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs and missiles in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, The White Helmets)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs and missiles in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, The White Helmets)
  • The remnants of cluster bombs and missiles in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, The White Helmets)
  • Buildings destroyed in the aftermath of the incident. (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
    9
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]