Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2482

Incident date

September 20, 2017

Location

معرة حرمة, Maraat Harma, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5497387, 36.5422624 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were wounded and some possibly died as a result of alleged Russian airstrikes against the village of Maarat Harma in southern Idlib according to local media.

Smart News Agency identified Russian planes as responsible but did not give an estimate of how many civilians were injured, only indicating that it was more than one by the use of the plural.

According to the Step News Agency, “Russian warplanes launched an air strike targeting the outskirts of the town of Ma’ra al-Hurama and there was news of dead and wounded civilians.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)
  • Translation: 'Russian warplanes targeting the vicinity of the town of Ma'rahharma with two airborne rockets with space rockets'
  • An alleged Russian airstrike hits Maarat Harma village, Sept 20th 2017 (via Shamana news)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]