Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4040

Incident date

August 17, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 17th.

Shaam News reported that “two martyrs fell in Ma`arat al-Nu’man” as a result of “Assad’s and Russia’s warplanes and helicopters launch[ing] dozens of airstrikes” on a number of locations.

Meanwhile, Baladi News stated that “warplanes bombed the city of “Maarat al-Nu’man” in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the rise of a civilian and injured others”.

According to a post from Halfaya Media Center, “the young Tamam Hassan Hasoubi from the displaced city of Halfaya” was killed “due to the brutal bombing by the warplanes of the Russian occupation militia on the city of Maarat al-Nu’man.”

A video posted by Syrian Civil Defense shows the dust cloud caused by the airstrike and members of the civil defense team running towards the explosion and an image shows a civil defense fire truck “after it was targeted by the warplanes with a double air strike, and the volunteers survived today.”

Sources named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reports of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Air raids by the Russian occupation forces on the city of Ma`aret al-Nu`man south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption: "Air raids by the Russian occupation forces on the city of Ma`aret al-Nu`man south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

Sources (15) [ collapse]