Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3567

Incident date

December 31, 2018

Location

مرعند, Mar'and, 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

Civilians were possibly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Mar’and, Jisr Al Shughour countryside, on December 31st, 2018, according to local sources.

Masr Al Arabia reported that civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on civilian homes in the village of Mar’and on December 31st.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrote that there were possible casualties in alleged airstrikes after midnight on the former headquarters of factions in the area. The SOHR did not specify whether the possible casualties were civilians or not.

Edlib Media Center reported two raids on the outskirts of the towns of Al Zayniyeh and Mar’and. While several other sources reported on the strikes, none of them reported on possible civilian casualties.

According to the SOHR, it was the first time since the agreement on a demilitarized zone on September 17th, 2018, between Russia and Turkey that a Russian airstrike took place in the area.

The incident occured after midnight.

Summary

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

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (21) [ collapse]