Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4250

Incident date

December 16, 2019

Location

معرة النعمان, Ma’ret Al Nu’man, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were reportedly wounded by alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes in Ma’rat Al Numan city, Idlib governorate, on December 16th, 2019, according to local sources.

Shaam News Agency reported that “dozens of people were wounded”  following Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on towns and cities across the Idlib countryside including Ma’rat Al Numan.

@HalabTodayTV, @Mohamed2Aldaher and @Omyusif_syria reported that civilians had been injured following strikes on the city.

@HalabTodayTV and Syria LiveUA said aircraft had used “heavy machine guns” to target the city.

The sources said the strikes had been the result of both Syrian regime helicopters and Russian aircraft.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (13) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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

Sources (13) [ collapse]