Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3978

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

One or two alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a popular market in Ma’aret Al Nu’man killed five civilians, including an elderly man, and wounded about 30. The market was struck with rockets in the evening, according to local sources.

According to Al Araby, “A source from the Civil Defense told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that a warplane targeted a residential neighborhood in the city of Ma’aret Al-Nu’man, killing four civilians and wounding more than 20 others.”

The Al-Durar correspondent said that “the bombing focused on the city’s market with small, high-explosive missiles, pointing out that the aircraft that carried out the bombing is known locally as the war machine gun as a metaphor for its use of heavy machine guns in the bombing process.”

According to @press_jesr, most of the injured are in a critical condition. Enab baladi reported that an L-39 warplane targeted a popular market inside the city.

Local Coordination Committee Syria identified five civilians who were reported killed, while most other sources reported on a total of four civilian deaths.

Justice Organization identified one of the wounded.

Local sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the airstrike.

The incident occured in the evening.

  • Shahood Omar Al-Khadija Age unknown killed
  • Ghazi Al-Asfar Adult male killed
  • Nasr Al-Abbas Age unknown Displaced from the village of Khayara killed
  • Badi' Al-Yassin Adult male From Ma’ar Sheshmeh killed
  • Abd Al Mou’ez Haj Hamdou Anflees Adult male injured
  • Abdul Hamid Al khamoura Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (42) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Aftermath of a local market in Maarat al-Nu'man that was struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian strike on July 29th (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteer searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers searching through the rubble after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
  • A man wounded by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike on Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Edlib Media Center).
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    Ghazi al-Asfar was killed in an alleged Russian strike on Ma'arat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Justice Organization).
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    Abd Al Mou’ez Haj Hamdou Anflees, killed in an alleged Syrian regime or Russian strike on Marat al-Nu'man on July 29th (via Justice Organization).
  • Caption translation: "Video: Assad warplanes bomb the popular market in the city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib countryside a short while ago, expecting martyrs and wounded 7/29-2019 The policy of targeting the markets by Assad and Russia is still continuing .. No wonder no one is holding them accountable! Until this moment, there are 4 martyrs and dozens of wounded."
  • Caption translation: A Russian air strike targeting the city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib countryside, which led to the wounding a civilian.
  • Caption translation: A horrific massacre committed by Russian aircraft in the city of Ma'aret al-Numan in Idlib countryside, killing four civilians and wounding many others.
  • Caption Translation: Ma'aret Al-Nu'man
  • Ma'aret Al Nu'man (via @liongeneral19)
  • Caption translation: Martyrs and wounded as a result of air strikes that targeted the city of M'aaret al-Numan in Idlib countryside.
  • Caption translation: Assad warplanes bomb the popular market in the city of Ma'aret al-Numan in the Idlib countryside a short while ago, leading to martyrs and wounded among civilians.
  • Caption translation: Images from the scene of the airstrike carried out by a warplane a short while ago on the city of Maarat al-Numan.
  • Images from the location of an airstrike allegedly by Russia or the Syrian regime on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Rubble removal from the location of an airstrike allegedly by Russia or the Syrian regime on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • SCD volunteers at the location of an airstrike allegedly by Russia or the Syrian regime on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • A civilian who seemed to be injured as a result of an airstrike allegedly by Russia or the Syrian regime on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Caption translation: A bloody night lived by the people of the city of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib countryside.
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    Ghazi Al-Asfar was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a popular market in Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via Alaa Abo ahmad)
  • Caption translation: 4 martyrs, including an elderly man and about 30 wounded , including children, as a result of air raids on the popular market in the city of Maarat al-Nu'man in rural Idlib South.
  • Aftermath of airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Civilians carrying and man who got killed or injured as a result of Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man market. (via SNHR)
  • Aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'amn on July 29th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'amn on July 29th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'amn on July 29th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'amn on July 29th, 2019. (via @Sy24ria)
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    A civilian injured or killed as a result of Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via @zamanalwsl)
  • Images from Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the main market in Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on July 29th, 2019. (via SNHR)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (42) [ collapse]