Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2897

Incident date

January 15, 2018

Location

معصران, Ma'saran, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.70683, 36.802053 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of “civilian causalities” were reported by local media, following what was believed to be an alleged Russian raid on a camp for Internally Displaced Peoples in Ma’saran. Sources all blamed Russian warplanes, however one source did blame the Syrian regime. They are an unreliable source as they are “pro-regime” according to Airwars researchers, making this a Fair event.

Images show damaged tents in the aftermath of the raids.

According to one source, as many as five Russian warplanes struck the vicinity.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that ” warplanes targeted places in the area of Hafsa Camp for displaced people, near Maasaran town in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, which resulted in material damage, and the injury of a number of citizens seriously”.

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
    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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment airstrikes hit the vicinity of Ma'saran, 15th Jan 2018. (via Jaber Al Jaber)
  • The tents of IDPs which were hit in airstrikes on Ma'saran, 15th Jan 2018. (via @Wesal_TV)

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
    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 (12) [ collapse]