Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1231

Incident date

September 6, 2016

Location

معردبسي, Meir Debsie, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.779211, 36.770897 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians including three children died and up to 20 others were wounded in shelling of Maer Debsie. Most sources attributed the event to the Syrian regime, though one blamed Russia.

According to Zaman Alwasl, six died when the regime shelled “civilians’ residential houses from the side of motorway”.

Enab Baladi, also blaming the regime, put the death toll at eight with 22 more wounded – most of them reportedly in a critical condition.

However, one source, LCCSY, alleged Russia was responsible. It put the death toll at six with 10 wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mohammed Ahmad Haj Yehya Age unknown male killed
  • Abdul-Rahim Haj Yehya Age unknown male killed
  • Nawaf Ahmad Haj Yehya Age unknown killed

Family members (3)

  • Ali Mohammed Isma’il Child male killed
  • Rawda Mohammed Isma’il Child killed
  • Aysha Mohammed Isma’i Child killed
  • Ali Matar Jum’a Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Hussein Sheikh Saleh Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (3 children4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A civilian is rescued following a strike on Maer Debseh, Sept 6th (via Jisrtv)
  • The White Helmets search for civilians in Maer Debseh, following suspected Regime or Russian attacks (via Enab Baladi)
  • The source alleged Regime warplanes commited the massacre in Maer Debseh - footage reveals significant material destruction (Youtube via EMC)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    8
  • (3 children4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]