Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3332

Incident date

March 23, 2018

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'aret Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians were killed and three civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma’aret Misrin, Idlib governorate, on March 23rd, 2018, according to local sources.

Activist Jaber Abu Muhammed told Al Araby that “Russian air forces launched raids on the town of Ma’aret Misrin and Burma farms in the northern Idlib countryside, killing one civilian and wounding three others.”

@IdlibPlus reported “one martyr and several wounded civilians, as a result of warplanes targeting Ma’aret Misrin city, Idlib countryside, with two airstrikes.”

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported five killed civilians as the result of Russian airstrikes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Walid Awad Al Skifi, a displaced person from the city of Palmyra in the eastern Homs governorate, was killed by the Syrian regime’s warplane shelling in the town of Ma’aret Misrin in the northern Idlib governorate, on March 23.”

According to Smart News Agency, “a child whose condition was moderate” was one of the injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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

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Media
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    Walid Awwad Al Skaifi was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Ma’arat Misrin in Idlib, Syria on March 23rd, 2018 (via VDC).

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]