Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3882

Incident date

July 10, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma’ret Harma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to four civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on a camp for displaced people in Ma’ret Harma, Idlib, on July 10th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights states that “Mahmoud Mohammad al Ali, a member of Civil Defense- Kafr Zita center – was killed along with his daughter Yasmin as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs north of Ma’aret Harma village, Idlib, on July 10th.” While some sources described Yasmin as a child, others said she was aged 18 when she was killed by the airstrike.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented “the death of at least four citizens, including a child and a woman, in targeting by Russian warplanes of a community of displaced people, on the outskirts of Ma’aret Hurmah town in the southern countryside of Idlib. The operations to remove the rubble continues by the rescue teams.”

Saer Alhusain posted saying that Samer Abdul Razzaq Al Hussein, nicknamed Abu Abdo was also killed.

Other sources cited three dead and others wounded in the incident.

Eleven sources attributed the strike to Russian forces, while one source named both the Syrian regime and Russia in reporting the incident. Five other sources did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

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 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]

Media
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  • IMage Caption: "Russian forces killed civilians in Ma'aret Harma village in Idlib: SNHR: at least three civilians, including a girl, were killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs in north of Ma'aret Harma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 10th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption: "Russian forces bombed houses of IDPs in Ma’aret Harma village in Idlib: Warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on houses of IDPs, which is affiliated with al Huda Charitable Association, in north of Ma’aret Harma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs - resulting in casualties and severe damages to the houses, on July 10th (vis Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The Syrian civil defense volunteer Mahmud Mohammed al-Ali, Mahmoud was killed after targeting of residential units designed for displaced people in the town of Ma’aret Harma" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: Pictures of Russian occupation aircraft targeting a building containing displaced people near the town of Ma’aret Harma south of Idlib, on Wednesday. (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Caption: The volunteer in the Syrian Civil Defense "Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Ali" and his child daughter, Yasmine Mahmoud Al-Ali, were martyred as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting a residential complex for the displaced and displaced in the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the death of him and his child immediately.
  • Caption: The volunteer in the Syrian Civil Defense "Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Ali" and his child daughter, Yasmine Mahmoud Al-Ali, were martyred as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting a residential complex for the displaced and displaced in the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the death of him and his child immediately.
  • Caption: The volunteer "Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Ali" and his daughter, "Yasmin Al-Ali," were martyred as a result of the regime's air strikes on the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Caption: The Civil Defense volunteers worked to retrieve the bodies of the martyrs of the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, who were killed as a result of the air strikes.
  • Caption: Three martyrs and many wounded as a result of the Russian aggression's missile strikes at the displaced persons camp in the vicinity of the village of Ma`rat Harma in the southern countryside of Idlib.
  • Destruction as a result of an airstrike on Ma'aret Harma on July 10th, 2019.
  • Caption: With hearts believing in the judgment of God and his destiny, and with the utmost sadness and sorrow, we received a short while ago news of the martyrdom of the martyr, God willing, my cousin Samer Abdul Razzaq Al Hussein, Abu Abdo.
  • Caption: With hearts believing in the judgment of God and his destiny, and with the utmost sadness and sorrow, we received a short while ago news of the martyrdom of the martyr, God willing, my cousin Samer Abdul Razzaq Al Hussein, Abu Abdo.
  • Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Ali was killed in an airstrike on Ma'aret Harma on July 10th, 2019. (via Mo`taz Abu Yazyd )
  • Syrian Civil Defense members working to retrieve the bodies of civilians killed in the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib as a result of an airstrike on July 10th, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Syrian Civil Defense members working to retrieve the bodies of civilians killed in the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib as a result of an airstrike on July 10th, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Syrian Civil Defense members working to retrieve the bodies of civilians killed in the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib as a result of an airstrike on July 10th, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike on Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 10th, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Destruction caused by an airstrike on Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib on July 10th, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Ali was killed in an airstrike in Ma'arat Harma in Idlib on July 10th, 2019. (via Mo`taz Abu Yazyd.)

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • 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

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