Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4045

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

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

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed, and others injured, in airstrikes on Al Hamidiah in Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 18th.

Shaam News documented “two martyrs killed in Maarat al-Nu’man”, while other sources cited one civilian killed in the incident.

@IdlibPlus tweeted “a civilian martyr and a number of injuries were reported as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of Ma’rat Al-Nu`man city in the southern countryside of Idlib with airstrikes.”

Syrian Human Rights Committee identified one of the civilians killed as Abdul Qadir Mahmoud Al-Asfar.

Smart News also reported “many wounded” and @ufuk_sy tweeted that there were “wounded in the bombing of the Russian occupier’s warplanes.”

The majority of sources attributed the attack to Russian forces but @ZaitunAgency attributed the strikes to Russia in one tweet and the regime in another tweet.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Image Caotion Translation: "Civilians wounded due to warplanes shelling with vacuum missiles residential neighborhoods of Ma'rat Al-Nu`man city in Southern Idlib countryside" (via Macro Media Center)
  • Abdul Qadir al-Asfar was killed in airstrikes on Al Hamidiah in Ma`arat Al Nu`man, Idlib, on August 18th.
    Abdul Qadir al-Asfar

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
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]