Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2910

Incident date

January 18, 2018

Location

معردبسي, Ma'ar Debsi, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.779211, 36.770897 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were wounded, including between two and four children, in airstrikes which hit the vicinity of Ma’ar Debsi, according to local media. All sources reported that Russian warplanes was to blame.

Jorf News reported that farms were “targeted”. In addition, Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Russian forces shelled henhouse sheltering IDPs in Ma’ar Debsa village in Idlib suburbs”.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence took wounded victims to the nearest medical facilites to treat their wounds.

An image published shows a child with serious burns to her face.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    A wounded civilian receiving treatment in the aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'ar Debsi, 18th Jan 2018. (via @Ahmadmuaffaq)
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    A wounded civilian receiving treatment in the aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'ar Debsi, 18th Jan 2018. (via @Ahmadmuaffaq)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'ar Debsi, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'ar Debsi, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]