Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4188

Incident date

November 22, 2019

Location

مرعيان, Mareyan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A child and his father were reported killed, while his mother injured in an alleged Russian forces airstrike on Mareyan in Eastern Idlib, Syria on November 22nd, 2019.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee identified the names the two victims as Basel Hazarini and Talha Basel Hazarini (his son). The wife of Basel and mother of Talha, Maryam Omar Al-Khatib, was also reported to have been injured. Two airstrikes were reported JesrPress, and confirmed by other sources. According to a Save.idleeb Facebook post, the first airstrike occurred at 11:28 local time, and the second airstrike occurred at 11:41 local time. The second airstrike was reported to have resulted in the two civilian deaths.

According to the Step News Agency, “A man and a child were killed and a woman was injured on Friday [Nov 22nd] after Russian warplanes targeted the town of Mareyan in the southern countryside of Idlib with vacuum missiles.”

The Shaam News Network reported: “Local sources said that the Russian occupation aircraft targeted several missiles in the village of Marian, hit an apartment house, killing a man and one of his sons, and lifted his wife from the rubble alive.”

Baladi News reported that “A warplane of the Russian Air Force targeted civilian homes with two successive raids in the town of Mareyan in the southern countryside of Idlib, which led to the death of a man and his daughter and the injury of his wife to varying degrees.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A child and his dad killed, and his mother injured in the Russian airstrike on Mrayan in Idlib (via @ShahbaPress).
  • The child and his father killed in the airstrike (via Shaam).
  • Via MMC
  • Rubble after the airstrike, images are from @MoamenRawy on Twitter
  • Video of a woman being removed from the rubble after the airstrike.
  • Images of rescuers carrying bodies from the rubble after the airstrike.
  • Video of a crowd standing around rescuers digging through the rubble.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (32) [ collapse]