Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3761

Incident date

June 4, 2019

Location

معرة الصين, Ma’arat Al Sin, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Ma’arat Al Sin, Idlib governorate, on June 4th, 2019, according to local sources.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted that “one person was killed and others were wounded, as the regime’s warplanes targeted the village of Ma’arat Al Sin in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

@MasarPressNet reported “two martyrs and several wounded in the village of Ma’arat Al Sin in the southern countryside, as a result of cluster missile strikes.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Shaam News Network also reported two killed civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and @HalabTodayTV attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while Shaam News referred to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in discussion of a number of incidents. Others did not identify the responsible belligerent.

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 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

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 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]