Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3392

Incident date

April 5, 2018

Location

قرية مرعند, Mar’, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.77769, 36.22453 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A woman and her four children were killed in airstrikes on the town of Mar’, according to local media.

Early reports said the injured children were taken to nearby medical points where they are believed to have later died. The mother was named as Samar Abdul Rahman by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Syria TV said the strikes came despite the announcement by the heads of Turkey, Russia and Iran during their summit in Ankara on Wednesday that the war in Syria was over.

The bombardment was attributed to both Russian and Syrian forces by different local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • News coverage of the bombing of the town of Mar', April 2018 (Jisr TV)
  • The destruction in Mar', April 2018 (Horrya)
    https://horrya.net/archives/56132

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
    1 – 5
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]