Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2800

Incident date

December 16, 2017

Location

معرشمشة, Mar Shamsha, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.63508, 36.709421 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A number of civilians were reportedly wounded due to airstrikes on Mar Shamsha. Only two sources attributed blame to Russia while the others blamed the Syrian regime for the raids.

According to Shbaballatamneh3, two civilians were wounded by Russian rockets. Qasioun on the other hand reported no civilian casualties.

Smart News Agency reported that a number of civilian houses were destroyed in the raid. They also blamed the Syrian regime.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Mar Shamsha, 16th December 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Mar Shamsha, 16th December 2017. (via Smart news Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Mar Shamsha, 16th December 2017. (via Ebaa News)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Mar Shamsha, 16th December 2017. (via Ebaa News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 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
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]