Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3804

Incident date

June 15, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were reportedly killed in an airstrike with three rockets on civilian homes in the outskirts of Ma’arat al-Nu’man south of Idlib. Smart News blamed the Syrian regime and added that 13 others were wounded in addition to causing destruction to homes and property.

Some sources said the airstrikes resulted in the breaking out of fire in the agricultural lands.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the civilians were killed when “Syrian regime fixed wing- warplanes fired missiles on al Janoubi neighborhood”. The source added that one of the wounded civilians was a child.

Euphrates Post blamed Russia instead.

Shaam News put the death toll higher and claimed that a total of four civilians were killed, then Orient News reported that five were killed.

No other details are known at this time.

 

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–13
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble in the town of Maarat al-Nu'man after it was struck by an airstrike on June 15th (via Euphrates Post).
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    The child Khaled al Bakkour was pulled out from under the rubble of his house, alive, by members of the Syrian Civil Defense after Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib on June 15th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Video of smoke circling up after an airstrike struck the outskirts of Ma'arat al-Nu'man south of Idlib on June 14th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 15th (via Edlic Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying one of the victims of an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 15th (via Edlic Media Center).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 15th (via Edlic Media Center).
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    Video showing Syrian Civil Defense volunteers pulling a child from the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 15th (via Edlic Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams at the scene after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying one of the victims of an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 14th (via Euphrates Post).
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  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers taking bodies of civilians out of the rubble after Ma'arat Al-Nu'man was targeted with airstrikes on June 15th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers taking bodies of civilians out of the rubble after Ma'arat Al-Nu'man was targeted with airstrikes on June 15th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers taking bodies of civilians out of the rubble after Ma'arat Al-Nu'man was targeted with airstrikes on June 15th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers taking bodies of civilians out of the rubble after Ma'arat Al-Nu'man was targeted with airstrikes on June 15th, 2019. (via SCD)
  • Fire broke out as a result of airstrikes on agricultural lands on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib, on June 15th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Fire broke out as a result of airstrikes on agricultural lands on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib, on June 15th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Fire broke out as a result of airstrikes on agricultural lands on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib, on June 15th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Fire broke out as a result of airstrikes on agricultural lands on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib, on June 15th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Destruction in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria).
  • Destruction in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria).
  • Destruction in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria).
  • Destruction inside a house in the aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria).
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    Muhammad Deeb Ahmed Al-Hakura died of his wounds after an alleged Russian or Syrian forces airstrike on Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via Mara Al-Nu'man is my city).
  • Airstrikes on residential areas in Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via Mara Al-Nu'man is my city)
  • Airstrikes on residential areas in Ma'arat Al-Nu'man on June 15th, 2019. (via Mara Al-Nu'man is my city)
  • The child Khaled al Bakkour was pulled out from under the rubble of his house, alive, by members of the Syrian Civil Defense after Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib on June 15th. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Brothers of the child Khaled al Bakkour with him in the hospital after he was pulled out from under the rubble of his house, alive, by members of the Syrian Civil Defense after Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib on June 15th. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • The child Khaled al Bakkour was pulled out from under the rubble of his house, alive, by members of the Syrian Civil Defense after Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib on June 15th. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defense responded after Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib on June 15th. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest).

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–13
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (32) [ collapse]