Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3895

Incident date

July 12, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including two children were reported killed and up to eight others injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces on Ma’aret Al-Nu’man on July 12th, 2019 according to local sources.

One of the victims, a child, was identified as Ammar Muhammad Al-Hassoun, aged 12. Another source named him Ammar Mohammed Hassan Almshish.

Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes struck the cities of Idlib, Ma`ra al-Nu’man and Ariha in the north of Idlib, killing a combined total of six civilians including three children and two women and wounding up to 40.

Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Syrian regime forces and reported that “Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on houses near al Khair Bakery in Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib”. The source reported that at least three civilians were killed, including two children.

According to @ShahbaPress, a child was killed and an elderly man in addition to 11 wounded civilians as a result of the raids that were carried out in the morning. Step News claimed that attack on the town was carried out with rockets.

The Syrian Civil Defense forces, who were at the scene, claimed that  four airstrikes struck the town in the morning and killed two children while seven others including three children were wounded.

@Step_Agency claimed that among the two killed was one child. In a separate post, the source added that eight people were wounded.

 

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (35) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on houses near al Khair Bakery in Ma’aret al Numan on July 12th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Airstrikes struck the town of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in rural Idlib in the morning of July 12th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Video: Warplanes target residential neighborhoods in the city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib countryside, leading to martyrs and wounded civilians.
  • Martyrs and wounded as a result of the regime's air strikes targeting the neighborhoods of the city of Maarat Al-Nu`manز
  • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Syrian regime targeted cities in northwestern Syria, on Friday, with airstrikes that killed three people in Idlib and three in Maarat al-Nu`man, two of the largest cities in the region.
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    A displaced child from eastern Hama countryside was killed by the bombing.
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    Ammar Mohammed Hassan Almshish, aged 12 or 13, was reported killed in raids on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 12th, 2019. (via @so_ria98).

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
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (35) [ collapse]