Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1766

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

معرة مصرين, Maarat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between eight and 15 civilians died and dozens more were wounded in alleged Russia or regime airstrikes on a popular market in Maarat Misrin, according to local media.

Halab News and Idlib Media Center were among sources that attributed the event to Russia.

The majority of reports put the death toll at eight, though Syria News Desk said that as many as 15 had died including five children. It said that there had been two raids and blamed both Russia and the regime.

The Smart News Agency, Maaramc and the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the regime was responsible.

Husseintalal tweeted an image of “A nurse who rescued three children and learned later that they were his”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 15
  • (4–5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: 'A nurse who rescued three children and learned later that they were his'.
  • Translation: 'Idlib_Ma’ra_Masreen: A man says goodbye to his three children who were killed by the two raids on the city'
  • 'Dead in a bombing by the regime on the besieged Ma’ara Misrin in Idlib' (via Smart News Agency)
  • 'The girl Rinad Ghazal died in December 8, due to her wounds in government warplanes missiles fired on Ma’aret Misreen city in Idlib governorate northern suburbs, causing a massacre, December 6, 2016.' (via SN4HR)

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 specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

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 – 15
  • (4–5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]