Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1767

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

معارة النعسان, Maarat Al Nasaan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians died in alleged Russia or regime airstrikes on Maarat Al Nasaan, according to local media. According to Jisrtv, the fatalities including two women and a girl.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Three victims including a child died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Ma’aret Al Na’san town in Idlib governorate northern suburbs, December 6, 2016.”

However, LCCSY said that the regime had carried out strikes – resulting in civilian harm.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (1 child2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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

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Media
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    The body of a civilian killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Maarat Al Nasaan, Dec 6th (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets come to the aid of those injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Maarat Al Nasaan, Dec 6th (via White Helmets)

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
    4 – 7
  • (1 child2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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]