Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4173

Incident date

November 15, 2019

Location

معرة حرمة, Ma'arat Hurma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were reportedly killed in a Russian airstrike in the town of Ma’arat Hurma, Idlib on November 15th 2019 according to local media and sources. Up to two of those killed were children.

Various local sources reported that one child was killed in this airstrike, but Zaiton Mag News noted the next day that “the grandfather of the two children who were martyred in the town of Ma’arat Hurma yesterday, Thursday, succumbed to his injuries as a result of the Russian aerial bombardment that targeted the town”, suggesting that up to three civilians were killed from the same family. No sources reported the names of those that were allegedly killed.

Baladi News reported that “others” were injured in the airstrike but it is not known how many.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "The grandfather of the two children who were martyred in the town of Maarat Hurmah yesterday, Thursday, succumbed to his injuries as a result of the Russian aerial bombardment that targeted the town."

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 – 3
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]