Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3940

Incident date

July 23, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and up to six others injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a residential neighborhood including a market in Ma`arat Al Nu`man. Orient News also said that a child went missing as a result of the attack.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee named the victim as Ahmad Al-Nassan. 

@QasiounNewsAR tweeted a video showing the moment a young man was pulled out of the rubble in the city, while Macro Media Center said the airstrikes led to fires in addition to injuries among civilians.

The head of the Syrian Civil Defense center in Maarat al-Nu’man Mohammed Abdul Salam said to Smart News that a man was killed and a family of a man, a woman and three children were injured after three raids by warplanes on the residential areas in the city.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck a residential neighborhood in Ma`arat al-Nu'man on July 23rd (via Macro Media Center).
  • Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck a residential neighborhood in Ma`arat al-Nu'man on July 23rd (via Macro Media Center).
  • Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck a residential neighborhood in Ma`arat al-Nu'man on July 23rd (via Macro Media Center).
  • Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck a residential neighborhood in Ma`arat al-Nu'man on July 23rd (via Macro Media Center).
  • Alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck a residential neighborhood in Ma`arat al-Nu'man on July 23rd (via Macro Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike struck Ma`arat Al Nu`man on July 23rd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Image Caption Translation: "Photos of the air raid site carried out by a Russian warplane on civilian houses in Ma'arat al-Nu'man." (via Idlib Plus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos of the air raid site carried out by a Russian warplane on civilian houses in Ma'arat al-Nu'man." (via Idlib Plus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos of the air raid site carried out by a Russian warplane on civilian houses in Ma'arat al-Nu'man." (via Idlib Plus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Photos of the air raid site carried out by a Russian warplane on civilian houses in Ma'arat al-Nu'man." (via Idlib Plus)
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    Caption: Watch the moment a young man was pulled out of the rubble in Ma'aret Al-Nu'man city.
  • Caption: A martyr and several wounded as a result of raids by warplanes targeting Maarat Al-Nu`man in the southern Idlib countryside.
  • Caption: The warplanes of the sectarian Assad militia renewed their bombardment of the city of Maarat al-Nu`man with several air strikes, which led to martyrs and injuries among civilians
  • Alleged Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man in Idlib on July 23rd, 2019. (via @Wesal_TV).

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]