Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4063

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

معرشورين, Ma’ar Shourin, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.667511, 36.727252 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed and several others were wounded in airstrikes on Ma’ar Shourin, Idlib, on August 21st, 2019.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “a citizen was killed due to raids by the regime’s warplanes on Ma’ar Shourin in Maarrat Al-Nu’man countryside.” Liveuamap also reported that a civilian was killed and that several others were wounded in the airstrikes.

Various sources, including Assiprees, posted on Facebook that Anas Ghazi Al-Amin was killed in the strike and others were injured.

Meanwhile, Shaam News stated that “two martyrs fell in the town of Ma’ar Shourin”, attributing this strike, among others, to both Russian forces and the Syrian regime.

According to @la1mea, the southern outskirts of the town of Ma’ar Shourin were struck.

The majority of sources blamed the airstrikes on Russian planes while Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified the regime as being responsible.

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
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image of Anas Ghazi Al-Amin, who was killed in airstrikes against Ma’ar Shourin on August 21, 2019. (Image from Assiprees via Facebook)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]