Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2870

Incident date

January 8, 2018

Location

المعيصرونة, Al-Ma'essrouna, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.563582, 36.743431 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were injured due to airstrikes which struck Al-Ma’essrouna, near Ma’arat al Numan, local media said. All sources blamed Russian warplanes, except Qasioun News, who pointed to the Assad regime.

Step News Agency reported that there were “civilian casualties” in Al-Ma’essrouna, however did not specify whether these were dead or wounded.

Baladi reported eight wounded and blamed Russian warplanes.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Air raids of the regime on Ma'arat al-Nu'man, south of Idlib"

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]