Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2912

Incident date

January 18, 2018

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma'ara Al-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

A mother and her two children were killed when alleged napalm bombs struck their home in Ma’ara Al-Nu’man, according to local media. Sources all attributed the blame to Moscow.

A number of civilians were also wounded in the raid, with one source reporting that as many as eight civilians received wounds.

Footage published shows a father weeping over the loss of his wife and children, while other wounded children cry in the ambulance.

Sources reported that as many as 20 rocket strikes “targeted” the vicinity, with six raids. Edlib Media Centre added that “Russian aircraft had targeted the city of Ma’arat al-Nu’man with more than twenty air strikes, including rockets. Of its kind smelted iron and cement, killing three martyrs and more than eight injuries, mostly women and children.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

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    Dead and wounded children in an ambulance in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @mohamed1aldaher)
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    The rescue of dead and wounded children in an ambulance in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @RamadanSyria)
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    Dead and wounded children in an ambulance in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via Mou’az Al Shami)
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    The aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via Hadi Al Abdullah)
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    A dead child in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via Maara Media Center)
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    A dead child in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via Maara Media Center)
  • The aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A dead child in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    A wounded child in the aftermath of a Napalm bomb attack on Ma'ara Al-Nu'man, 18th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]