Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3659

Incident date

May 4, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’aret Harma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians died and up to five more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Ma’aret Hrema in Idlib, local media reported, adding that cluster bombs have been used in the attack.

According to Smart News, both Russia and the Syrian regime forces were to blame for killing one person and wounding three others.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) identified a victim and reported that he was killed when a “Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes carried out a strike using machine guns”. In a later report SN4HR said that regime forces “shelled a medical facility”.

But @Teghaiarna reported three deaths and “a large number of wounded civilians”, blaming barrel bombing from helicopters.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged regime strike with barrel bombs on Ma’aret Harma, May 4th (via Ebaa)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime strike with barrel bombs on Ma’aret Harma, May 4th (via Ebaa)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime strike with barrel bombs on Ma’aret Harma, May 4th (via Ebaa)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (22) [ collapse]