Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2173

Incident date

April 26, 2017

Location

جدار معراتا, Jidar Miraata, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.647951, 36.811066 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least ten civilians were killed in an airstrike in Jidar Miraata, according to local media sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who could not positively identify a belligerent, reported that the al-Jidar camp was targeted which killed ten people, including women and children.

The only other source to provide an estimated casualty toll, was the Syrian Civil Defence in Idlib, who stated that “tens” of civilians were wounded. They further reported that it was a result of regime forces using parachute missiles.

Alaraby news, among others, reported that Russian aviation was responsible for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Martyrs and wounded in a Russian bombing that targeted the camp, "the wall of Maarata", east of the town of Tlemnes for the displaced.
  • Translation: Warplanes bomb the camp of Ma'aratah in the southern suburb of Idlib and kill its inhabitants and destroy the entire camp.
  • Translation: The Syrian Air Force bombed the outskirts of the town of Talmans in the eastern suburb of Idlib
  • Translation: The moment of the rocket attacks on the Ma'aratah camp in Telmans in the village of Idlib
  • Translation: Photos of the of the regime massacre in a camp with his wife, east of the countryside of #idlib following being targeted by the rockets.
  • Translation: Parachute missiles were used in an airstrikes by regime airplanes targeting a Displaced camp near #Talmins in idlib countryside , resulting in the wounding of tens of civilians. Civil Defence teams have rushed to pull out the casualties from the rubble and ambulance wounded . #syriacivildefence #idlib 26-4-2017
  • Images by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show the damage in al-Jidar camp area near Maratah town in the eastern countryside of Idlib, after a massacre carried out by warplanes, it's not known whether they belong to Russia or to the regime forces, which targeted areas in the camp and caused the death of 10 persons including women and children.

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
    1 – 10
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]