Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3057

Incident date

February 21, 2018

Location

معراتة, Ma'rata, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.709304, 36.477785 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One male child was killed and a number of others were wounded as an alleged Russian warplane struck the town of Ma’rata in the outskirts of Idlib, local media reported.

The child was identified by name by several sources, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Among others, the Civil Defense reported that the child was killed as a raid had struck civilian houses, adding that a team from the civil defense had tried to transfer the wounded to the nearest medical point.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The child Mohammed al-Tawil was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Remnants on the scene of airstrikes, allegedly carried out by Russia, Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via EMC)
  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via EMC)
  • The child Mohammed al-Tawil was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Ma'rata, Idlib, February 21st, 2018 (via SN4HR)

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.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]