Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2938

Incident date

January 28, 2018

Location

معرةالنعمان, Ma'arat Nu'man, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.647038, 36.679174 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between five and seven civilians were killed, and dozens were injured, in airstrikes on Ma’arat Nu’man, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the raids. Many blamed Russia, while some media reported that the Syrian regime were responsible.

Sources reported that C5 missiles struck the residential homes in the vicinity with as many as six rockets, causing huge destruction and dozens of dead and wounded.

A mother and her unborn child were also included in the death toll. An upsetting image was published of the unborn child in the aftermath of the raid, covered in rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Adnan Rabei al-Rabei Adult male killed
  • Hamideh Ahmad al-Gareeb Child female killed
  • Amineh Shnani Adult female killed
  • Amineh Hmaimes Adult female pregnant killed
  • Gofran Hmaimes Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th jan 2018. (via Hadi Al Abdallh)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th jan 2018. (via Mou’az Al Shami)
  • Gofran Hmaimes, killed in airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via VDC)
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    An unborn child, killed in airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • An injured woman in the aftermath of airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via @mohamed1aldaher)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
  • Adnan Rabei al-Rabei, killed in airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via Mahmoud Al Ghareeb)
  • Hamideh Ahmad al-Gareeb, killed in airstrikes on Maarat al Numan, 28th Jan 2018. (via Mahmoud Al Ghareeb)

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
    5 – 7
  • (2 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]