Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2027

Incident date

March 25, 2017

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma'arat Al-Nu'man, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6477913, 36.6591881 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between two and nine civilians, including women and children, were wounded when the village of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Idlib, was hit by aerial shelling, local media reported, though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Mustapha al Gharib, a media manager in the civil defence in Maarat al Numan, told Smart that nine civilians including three children and two women were left with “medium” level injuries . Moreover, Zaman al-Wasl reported that the wounded were from the same family.

Most sources attributed blame to Russia while a few pointed to both the Syrian regime and Russia as the responsible. Just one source, Aleppo White Helmets, pointed to the Syrian regime as the only culprit.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Footage from the chaotic aftermath of the contested airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man, Idlib, March 25th 2017, that badly wounded several civilians (via Ma’aret Al Numan Media Center)
  • Two children were rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man, Idlib, March 25th 2017 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Footage of the moment were two children ere rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man, Idlib, March 25th 2017 (via Syrian Civil Center)

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 March 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]