Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2944

Incident date

January 29, 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

As many as 12 civilians were killed, including a family of five, and dozens more were injured, in airstrikes on Ma’saran, according to local media. Sources either blamed Moscow for the strikes or “warplanes”.

In raids which struck civilian housing, a mother and her four children were killed, in the middle of the night.

Euphrates Post however, reported up to as many as 12 civilian deaths.

According to local media, members of the Syrian Civil Defence worked until the following day, rescuing bodies from the rubble in the aftermath of the strikes.

Victims were taken to local medical points to receive treatment.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Nour Omer Abo Kersh Adult female killed
  • Aysha Ajini Child female killed
  • Khadija Ajini Child female killed
  • Kawthar Ajini Child female killed
  • Mariam Ajini killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 12
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @apdalrhmah)
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    Four children killed in airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDef)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'saran, 29th Jan 2018. (via Edlib Media Centre)

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
    5 – 12
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]