Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3864

Incident date

July 2, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة أو معرتحرمة, Ma’arat Harma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat Harma, Idlib governorate, on July 2nd, 2019, according to local sources. At least one other civilian was wounded.

@AleppoAMC tweeted that “a civilian was killed in an airstrike on the town of Ma’arat Harma in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

Several sources, such as Step news and Syrian Network for Human Rights, reported the death of “Mohammed Salloum Al Kan’an from the town of Ma’arat Harma, south of Idlib, as a result of intensive raids by warplanes on the town”, while two other sources reported the deaths of three civilians and stated that others had been wounded. @SyriaCivilDefe reported “two martyrs and two injuries”.

@shabablatamni reported that SU-22 regime warplanes targeted the outskirts of the town with missiles. According to Step News Agency, the incident took place in the afternoon.

While several sources, such as the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Resala Post, attributed the airstrike to the Syrian regime, other sources, including Enab Baladi, blamed Russia. Others pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Casualties as a result of the Russian air strikes in the town of Ma'arat Al Harma, south of Idlib" (via Iyad Abo Al Joud).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Damaged buildings after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Harma on July 2nd, 2019 (via Enab Baladi).

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 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]