Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4021

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were reported killed and others wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, on August 14th.

Step Agency tweeted that “three civilians, including a woman, have been killed and others injured due to raids targeting the city of Ma’ret Al Nu’man, south of Idlib.”

Meanwhile Shaam News and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “four citizens including a woman were killed in bombardment by the regime’s warplanes on Maarrat Al-Nu’man city.”

Justice Organisation named two men killed as Mohammad Ziad Al-Hamidi and Mustafa Al-Hamwi. @Ahmad_1alshble and the Syrian Human Rights Committee added names of two female victims Sanaa Al-Asfar and Nour Al-Hassawi. 

Two sources did not positively attribute blame, while Russian forces and the Syrian regime were named by three sources in reports of the incident. Shaam News attributed sole responsibility to the Syrian regime.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Mohammad Ziad Al-Hamidi, from Maaret Al-Nouman, killed in the southeastern countryside of Idlib due to rocket shelling by Assad regime or airstrikes by Russian warplanes. (via Shokree Abo Omar)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "Pictures show the location of warplanes targeting the city of Maarat al-Nu'man with rockets and unexploded rockets." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Translation: Three martyrs and wounded civilians as a result of an air strike by machine-gun warplanes on the city of Maarat al-Nu'man.
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on August 14th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on August 14th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on August 14th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on August 14th, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)
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    Sanaa Al-Asfar was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man on August 14th, 2019. (via Ma’aret Al Nu’man lovers).
  • Remnants of a cluster incubator that was allegedly fired by the Syrian Regime forces on Ma'aret Al-Nu'man city in Idlib suburbs, Aug 14th. (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
    3 – 4
  • (1 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (23) [ collapse]