Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3829

Incident date

June 20, 2019

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma’aret Misrin, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and two others injured in an airstrike on Ma’aret Misrin, Idlib, on June 20th.

Syria Civil Defense reported that “the town of Ma’ra Misrin, in the countryside of Idlib, was targeted by missiles from the military aircraft of the regime forces, which led to the martyrdom of a man and wounding three others.”

Meanwhile, Local Coordination Committee for Syria alleged “a martyr and two wounded in an air raid on Ma’aret Misrin.”

Two sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while two others named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. Three other sources did not positively attribute blame for the attack.

No other information is 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
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: "The town of Ma'ra Misrin, in the countryside of Idlib, was targeted today by missiles from the military aircraft of the regime forces, which led to the martyrdom of a man and wounding three others" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Caption Translation: "The moment of targeting of the military aircraft system with missiles from the outskirts of the city of Ma'ra Misrin north of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Warplanes targeting Ma'arat Masrin.
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    Abu Salim al-Homsi was reported killed in airstrikes on Ma'aret Masrin on June 20th, 2019. (via Abo Bahjat)
  • Abu Salim al-Homsi was reported killed in airstrikes on Ma'aret Masrin on June 20th, 2019. (via Abo Bahjat)

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
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]