Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3838

Incident date

June 22, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Two children, twin brothers, were killed in an airstrike conducted by either the Russian or Syrian regime forces in Ma’arat al-Nu’man, according to local sources. Up to six other civilians were reported wounded.

Orient News said: “Two dead as a result of an air strike by the Russian occupation on Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib.”

It later added in a more detailed report: “The Orient correspondent said that at least two twin brothers were killed by the Assad militia’s bombing of a car repair workshop on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib, with rockets and barrel bombs, and the bombing killed two people each in Khan al-Sobul and Kansafra.

EdlibNN reported: “Two children were killed and five were wounded by the bombing of the Assad militia’s warplanes, the city of Maarat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Syrian Coalition tweeted: “Two children were killed, and 6 civilians were wounded, including a child, as a result of the terrorism of the Assad regime and Russia, with their aerial bombardment on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib countryside.”

Syria Civil Defense wrote that “a fire broke out in a store on the outskirts of the city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib countryside, after it was targeted by an air strike, as the fire was extinguished by firefighting teams.”

According to Step News, the twins were IDP’s from Ma’saram village.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
    Other

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer putting out the fire caused by an airstrike that struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer at the scene after an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Cars destroyed by an airstrike that struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • A building turned to rubble by an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media)
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike that struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Macro Media).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an airstrike struck the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man on June 22nd (via Abdulazez Ketaz)

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
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
    Other

Sources (28) [ collapse]