Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3012

Incident date

February 10, 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

Alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime warplanes struck the eastern town of Ma’saran, Idlib, reportedly wounding several civilians, local media reported.

Step News Agency reported how multiple Idlib towns were subject to “several air raids with rockets and explosive barrels targeting” on February 10th, including Ma’saran.

Meanwhile, Syria_Omar and Masar Press Net, who both posted the same report, described how “Al-Assad helicopter gunships” had targeted the town with explosive barrels.

However,  only Sham News Network who reported about injury of civilians following the strikes.

It was unclear among the reports who were to blame, as sources pointed to either Russia or Assad. Sham News Network pointed to both “Russian and Asiad military aircraft.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]