Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3727

Incident date

May 28, 2019

Location

معرة ماتر أو معرتماتر, Ma’ar Tamater, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

A mother and child were reported killed in alleged Russian or Syrian Regime airstrikes on Ma’ar Tamater, Idlib, on May 28th, 2019, according to local sources. An unknown number of others was injured.

A number of sources stated that two civilians had been killed in the strike, whereas Step News Agency reported only one fatality. A mother and her child were claimed to be the victims of the attack, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights naming them as Khaled Ahmad Al Qaddour, and his mother, Aisha al Hmoud.

The Syrian Civil Defense stated that “a woman and a child from the town of Ma’ar Tamater were killed by a military airstrike targeting civilian houses this morning,” and documented the removal of their bodies “from the rubble of their houses”.

Several sources reported that an unknown number of other civilians had been injured in the strikes. According to the SCD, the village was targeted in the morning.

Several sources attributed the strike to the Syrian regime, while others, such as Step News Agency, named Russia as the active belligerent.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: "A woman and a child were killed in the town of Ma’ar Tamater in rural Idlib by a military airstrike targeting civilian houses this morning." (via Idlib Plus)

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
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]