Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2100

Incident date

April 9, 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

Two civilians were killed and three others injured in an airstrike in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Idlib, according to local media sources – though it was not clear whether the Assad regime or Russia were responsible.

All of the known sources that reported on this attack, aside from RFS Media Office, attributed responsibility to Russian forces.

Halab Today reported that one civilian was killed and three others injured – the only source to specify the number of civilians injured. AMC Aleppo also reported that one civilian was killed, however, all death tolls later rose to two civilians.

One of those killed was identified by Idlib Network News, whilst the other was only identified as a 50 year old man from the town of Karnaz, in the countryside of Hama.

RFS reported that “the Assad regime repeats its air raids on the towns and villages of Idlib using high-explosive and internationally banned bombs, from cluster and phosphorous bombs.”

A number of cluster bombs were also reportedly found in the town, according to RFS, and were later dismantled so not to endanger civilian life.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]

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 April 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]