Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4075

Incident date

August 25–26, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma`arat Horma, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5497387, 36.5422624 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and at least two civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes against the village of Ma’aret Harma in Idlib governorate on August 25, 2019.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Fadi Turki al Athab was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Ma’aret Harma village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 26.” Al Jazeera also reported that one civilian was killed.

The White Helmets reported: “Two civilians were injured when Russian warplanes targeted Maarat Harma town in Idlib countryside this morning. Our teams were there with civilians.”

Enab Baldi also published that “the “Civil Defense” added that one person was killed and two others were wounded in the town of Maarat Harmah.”

A tweet from @horryapress reported: “A martyr and three wounded in the village of Maarat Harmah.”

According to @MUHIDDINTR, “more than 15 Russian raids, most of them, and 50 shells targeted the town of Maarat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib today, causing civilian deaths, destruction and burning of several homes.” Images posted by @ZaitunAgency show the destruction caused by the strikes, including buildings reduced to rubble.

The location of the strikes was identified by @MasarPressNet as being “on the outskirts of the town of Maarat Harmah.”

All of the sources identified Russia as responsible or did not identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (26) [ collapse]