Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2886

Incident date

January 11, 2018

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma'arat Nu'man, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6477913, 36.6591881 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

An ambulance driver from Salam Hospital was killed, and as many as seven other civilians were injured, including the Minister of Health in the interim government due to alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Ma’arat Nu’man, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Most sources blamed Russia, while a few blamed the Syrian regime – including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Some local media blamed “military warplanes” – not attributing blame.

According to local media, civilian homes were “targeted” causing much damage, huge fires and many injured civilians.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence helped to extract victims from the rubble in the aftermath.

Footage shows the crater and fires caused by the raid.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Dr. Firas El-Jundi Adult male Minister of Health in the interim government injured
  • Hussam al Mendil Adult male ambulance driver killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via ENN)
  • Dr. Firas El-Jundi, minister for health, who was injured by airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Coalition)
  • Hussam al Mendil, killed in airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • An ambulance destroyed pictured in the aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'arat Nu'man which struck civilian homes, 11th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)

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

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–7
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]