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