Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4172

Incident date

November 15, 2019

Location

الضهر, Marj al-Dahr, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 15th 2019, at least one person was killed and two civilians were injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike in the village of Marj al-Dahr, near the city of Jisr al-Shughur in the Western countryside of Idlib, local media such as Media Idlib reported.

Various local sources named the woman killed in the strike as Waad Sharif. The same sources reported that the civilians injured were a male and a female called Muhammad Sharif and Shahnaz Sharif. While other news sources cited that the injured were a man and a woman, Orient News mentions that they were two children from the same family.

Although there was almost complete consensus around the death of Waad Sharif, Zaman Al Wasi News instead reported that ‘a child was killed and two people, one of them a woman, were injured’.

The casualties were as a result of “artillery shelling by the Russian militias”, according to various news sources, for example Nedaa Syria, but others, such as Shahba Press attribute them to “Assad forces’ shelling with rocket launchers”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Waad Sharif Age unknown female killed
  • Muhammad Sharif Age unknown male while some sources noted the injured were children from the same family, others were less clear about this status, only describing the injured as a 'man and a woman' injured
  • Shahnaz Sharif Age unknown female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (0–1 children1 woman)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Media Idlib reports of those injured from the airstrike that hit Dahr al-Marj on November 15th 2019.
  • A woman was killed and another man and woman were injured, today, Friday, as a result of artillery shelling by Assad forces targeting civilian homes in the village of Dahr al-Marj, southwest of Jisr al-Shughur. Civil Defense teams helped the injured to medical points and inspected the locations of the shootings. مقتل امرأة و إصابة رجل و امرأة أخرين، اليوم الجمعة، نتيجة قصف مدفعي من قوات الأسد استهدف منازل المدنيين في قرية #ضهر_المرج جنوب غرب مدينة جسرالشغور، فرق الدفاع المدني أسعفت المصابين إلى النقاط الطبية و تفقدت أماكن سقوط الرمايات.
  • The martyrdom of a woman (Waad Sharif) and the injury of two others as a result of artillery shelling on the village of Marj al-Dahr, south of Jisr al-Shughur Injury names: 1_ Muhammad Sharif 2_ Shahnaz Sharif استشهاد امرأة ( وعد شريف) و إصابة أثنين أخرين نتيجة قصف مدفعي طال قرية #مرج_الضهر جنوب جسرالشغور اسماء الاصابات : 1_ محمد شريف 2_ شهناز شريف
  • @abdalkaderlhep2 reported the death of a woman in Marj al-Dahr after alleged Russian and Syrian regime air strikes on November 15th 2019.

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
  • (0–1 children1 woman)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (20) [ collapse]