Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3444

Incident date

June 10, 2018

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma'arat Misreen, 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

Civilians were possibly killed and/or injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat Misreen on June 10th, 2018, according to local sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that there were “martyrs and wounded civilians as a result of raids by the military aircraft of the regime and Russia on the cities and towns of Taftanaz, Ma’arat Misreen, Binnish, Ram Hamdan and the church of Bani Ezz north of Idlib.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “about 29 people were injured in the air raids on Binnish, Taftanaz, Ta’oum, Ma’arat Misreen, Ram Hamdan, Ariha, and Kanisat Bani Ezz, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in a critical situation.”

Syrian Reporter wrote that “a civilian was killed and others were wounded in the town of Ram Hamdan and Mazare’ Brouma near the city of Maarat Misrin in Idlib countryside, after violent raids by the Russian air force.”

It is unclear how many civilians were killed and/or injured specifically in the city of Ma’arat Misreen on June 10th, 2018. Whereas some sources, such as Qasioun News, blamed the Syrian regime for the airstrikes, Syrian Reporter blamed Russia. The Local Coordination Committees of Syria pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime as the belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

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
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]