Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3590

Incident date

February 19, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma'arat Al Nu'man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were “lightly injured” in an artillery bombardment of Ma’arat Al Nu’man. While most sources blamed the regime, there was also an allegation against Russia.

Footage shows a medical team rushing to the scene immediately after the strike as search operations begin for civilian casualties. None were reported.

Another video published shows dogs are trapped under the rubble being rescued by members of the Syrian Civil Defence.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Footage showing the aftermath of an artillery strike on Ma'arat Al Nu'man, 19th February 2019. (via Smart News)
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    Dogs are trapped under the rubble are dug free by members of the White Helmets following an artillery strike on Ma'arat Al Nu'man, 19th February 2019. (via Syrian Civil Defence)

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 – 31st 2019.

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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]