Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4049

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma`arat Horma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed at Ma`arat Horma on August 18th during the ongoing assault on rebel held areas by Russia in support of the regime.

Shaam News reported the death of one civilian at the hands of suspected Russian aircraft at Ma’arat Horma – giving the date as August 18th. Two named civilians had also been killed in the town the previous day.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee identified the civilian killed as Qusay Nizar Al-Kashto.

Both sources attributed the airstrike to Russian planes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]