Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4195

Incident date

November 24, 2019

Location

معارة النعمان, Maarat Numan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

On November 24th, 2019, in Maarat Numan, Idlib, local and social media reported that civilians were wounded as a result an alleged Russian airstrike. Four missiles were alleged to have been fired, and at least one man was reported injured.

According to the White Helmets, “a man was injured as a result of four airstrikes from Russian warplanes, targeting the outskirts of the city of Maarat Numan, this Sunday evening [Nov 24th].”

Various Twitter accounts reported the airstrikes, with @media_idlib reporting “A man was injured as a result of 4 air strikes by Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of the city of Maarat al-Numan.”

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Russia, with a tweet from @wseemalkade identifying “high-explosive missiles” as being used in the attack. Between three and four airstrikes were reportedly carried out.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defense forces respond to the site of air raids on city of Maarat al-Numan on November 24, 2019. (Image posted by @media_idlib)
  • Destruction caused by air raids on city of Maarat al-Numan on November 24, 2019. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

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
    Unknown
  • 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

Sources (12) [ collapse]