Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4093

Incident date

August 29, 2019

Location

معرشمشة, Ma’arshamsha, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that four civilians died and others injured in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Ma’arshamsha.

According to the Shaam News Network, “a civilian vehicle for IDPs in the village of Maarshamsheh” was struck, killing three people – two women and a child.

Step put the death toll at four, including a woman and her child. (not clear who the mother and the child are).

Idlib Plus reported: “Four martyrs, including a child and two women, and injury of six others, including a child and a woman, as a result of the regime warplanes shelling  Ma’arshamsha village east of Ma’arat al-Nu`man.”

Syrian Human Rights Committee identified the four victims as Hanaa Mohammad Ali Al-Jabban, the child Abdul Muhaimin Al-Mustafa, Sa’ed Mohammad Deeb and Maha Walid al-Hajim. 

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Saed Muhammad Deeb was killed as a result of the warplanes bombing the town of Maarshamsha in the eastern countryside of Maara this morning. The perpetrator is the Russian warplanes.
  • Caption translation: A massacre in the village of Maarshamsha in the Idlib countryside, in which 4 people were killed as a result of the bombing of the regime's warplanes.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]