Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1836

Incident date

January 14, 2017

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat 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 seven and 11 civilians including two children and a woman were killed, and as many as 25 more were wounded, in an airstrike which targeted a market in Ma’arat Misrin early morning on Saturday 14th January, according to sources on the ground. Two children and a woman were also included in the death toll according to sources. Almost all sources attributed the blame to Russian warplanes, with some other sources not identifying the culprit.

According to sources, a bakery was damaged, as was an “industrial zone”, residential homes, and many shops in the market.

Not only were ten members of the civil defence wounded, but many injuries were severe, and sources stated that the death toll would likely rise.

Two planes were allegedly sighted in the vicinity.

One source claimed that 15 civilians were killed in Idlib on the 14th, “most were from Ma’arat.”

The incident occured at 3:45 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 11
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
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    A seriously injured child is pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
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    Injured civilians are pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
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    Injured civilians are pulled from the rubble in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib)
  • The effects of an airstrike on the market following an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Thiqa Agency)
  • A young boy saves oranges from the rubble which was market in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @Sabrnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @alsawtnews)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via @MousaAlomar)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of a market which was targeted by an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Civilians are rescued from the rubble. (via Idlib Media Centre)
  • Alaa Zakaria Sabra, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Ma'arat Misrin, 14th Jan 2017. (via Basel.sabra.9)

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 January 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 11
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (28) [ collapse]