Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3952

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a residential neighbourhood in Ma’arat Al Nu’man, Idlib governorate, on July 25th, 2019, according to local sources. Up to five others were reported injured.

@HalabTodayTV wrote that: “Two [civilians] were killed and others were wounded as a result of Russian airstrikes on the city of Ma’arat Al Nu’man in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

While Euphrates Post reported that a total of six civilians were killed, several other sources, including Baladi news and the Syrian Civil Defense, put the death toll at two civilians. Euphrates Post claimed that among those killed were children and women. The Syrian Civil Defence, however, reported that the two civilians who were killed were men.

@AlkhaleejOnline tweeted: “Three civilians were killed and many civilians were injured in airstrikes on the city of Ma’arat Al Nu’man in Idlib countryside this morning.” Step News Agency also put the death toll at three civilians.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victims as Abdullah Al Jedi and his son Faris after “fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired several missiles on Ma’aret al Nu’man city in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019.”

Four civilians were reported wounded by Baladi News while the Syrian Civil Defence claimed there were five civilians injured.

@barakatalyousif wrote that there had been “more than seven warplanes in the airspace of Idlib countryside and Hama countryside, reaching as far as Dana in the north.”

While most the sources blamed Russia for the strikes on Ma’arat Al Nu’man, a few others, including Euphrates Post and @Arabi21News, pointed to the Syrian regime as the responsible belligerent.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Two martyrs in Ma'arat Al Nu'man and wounded in raids of the Assad terrorist fighters that targeted the southern outskirts of the city” (via @abdalkaderlhep2).
  • Image of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'arat Al Nu'man on July 25th, 2019 (via @abdalkaderlhep2).
  • Abdullah Al Jadi was killed alongside his son in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma'arat Al Nu'man on July 25th, 2019 (via Ma'arat Al Nu’man Lovers).
  • Faris Al Jadi was killed alongside his father in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Ma'arat Al Nu'man on July 25th, 2019 (via Ma'arat Al Nu’man Lovers).

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 – 6
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]