Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2833

Incident date

December 31, 2017

Location

كفر حرمة, Ma’aret 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

Between one and five civilians, including one woman, were killed and up to “dozens” more were left wounded following aerial shelling of Ma’aret Harma, Idlib, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Following the incident, Fresh News’ correspondent reported that a woman was killed and civilians were wounded. Several reports echoed this, reporting one or two fatalities, all mentioning one female victim.

However, @AleppoAMC, gave much higher tolls, reporting five deaths and the wounding of dozens more.

While several sources pointed to the Syrian regime as the culprit, just one, Fresh News, attributed the event to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the contested airstrike in Kafar Harma, Idlib, December 31st, 2017 (via Edlib Media Cente)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrike in Kafar Harma, Idlib, December 31st, 2017 (via Edlib Media Cente)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrike in Kafar Harma, Idlib, December 31st, 2017 (via Edlib Media Cente)

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]