Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3677

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’aret Harma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian “airliners and helicopters” carried out missile strikes, also described as rocket attacks, on the outskirts of the village Ma’ra Haramah.

Local sources reported that the strikes struck residential areas in the village, killing a civilian and causing extensive damage to civilian homes. Several other civilians were reported wounded.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • True altruism as he is calling to save his cousin while he is under the rubble. First moments of pulling out those injured by Russian and Syrian regime bombing of Ma'aret Harma.
  • Civilians under the rubble of their house, which was destroyed by Russian warplanes today in the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib.
  • An elderly man was pulled out of the rubble in the village of Ma'ret Harma after being targeted by Russian aviation.
  • An injured civilian under the rubble after airstrikes on ma'aret Harma on May 7th, 2019. (via Orient News).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]