Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4100

Incident date

September 13, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6477913, 36.6591881 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians, one of which was a child, were killed and five or six other civilians, including two women and a child, were injured in airstrikes on the city of Ma’aret Al Nu’man, Idlib on September 13, 2019.

A tweet by @anasanas84 named the child killed as Islam Muhammad Al-Sader.

Justice organization named Mohammed Jalal bin Yasser Amhan (male) as being killed as well. They also named the child Nasser Sadir, Yahya Turkmani, Alaa Al Kamel, Aisha Sadir (woman), and Dima Al Sadir (woman) as being injured.

Syrian Human Rights Committee also added Abdul Rahman Al-Qanas (male) to the list of those killed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the martyrdom of a child and the injury of 6 others as a result of rocket shelling carried out by regime forces stationed in Khan Sheikhoun targeting Maaret al-Nu’man city in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

A tweet from reported “A child was killed and 6 people were wounded, including two women and a child, as a result of artillery and missile strikes targeting the neighborhoods of Maarat al-Numan by Assad’s forces stationed in the southern countryside of Idlib.” In a video posted along with the tweet, an injured man is shown crawling into an ambulance.

A video posted by @IdlibPlus shows White Helmets carrying the body of an adult to an ambulance. Graphic images posted by @abds02747 show two men that were violently killed in Maaret al-Nu’man.

Artillery bombardment was identified by multiple sources as being used on Maaret al-Nu’man while a tweet from @EyadHoms20 and others reported on missile strikes and high explosive missiles. In a video posted by @anasanas84 you can hear the explosion of the strikes.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia were responsible for the airstrikes and artillery. The Justice Organization and @SyrianCoalition blamed both the Syrian regime and Russian forces.

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    Mohammed Jalal bin Yasser Amhan was killed by airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man on September 12th 2019 (via Justice Organization on Facebook).
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    Islam Sadir was killed by airstrikes on Ma’aret Al Nu’man on September 12th 2019 (via Justice Organization on Facebook).
  • Caption translation: Child Islam, Bashar al-Assad killed her by bombing Maarat al-Nu`man, Idlib (Images posted by @RevTamam)
  • Caption translation: Child Islam, Bashar al-Assad killed her by bombing Maarat al-Nu`man, Idlib (Images posted by @RevTamam)
  • Caption translation: A child victim and a number of wounded as a result of the regime forces' missile strikes on the city of Maarat al-Nu'man in the southern countryside of Idlib (Image posted by @EyadHoms20)
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  • Caption translation: Syrian regime killed two civilians in a shelling on Ma’aret al Numan city in Idlib, for the second time in the same day, on Sep 13 Abdul Rahman al Qannas and Mohammad Jalal Yaser Amhan were killed as Syrian regime forces artillery fired shells on Ma’aret al Numan city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, for the second time in the same day, on September 13, (Image posted by the Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–6
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]