Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4284

Incident date

December 22, 2019

Location

معصران, Masran, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources confirmed the death of five siblings in the village of Maasran on December 22nd. Four individuals were wounded with one eventually dying to raise the total of civilian deaths to six.

The names of victims were released and confirmed by Civil Defense Service in Idlib. The dead were identified as Muhammad Abdullah Al-Agha, Bakr Abdullah Al-Agha, Hussein Abdullah Al-Agha, Jumaa Muhammad Al-Saghir, Khaled Abdullah Al-Ezzo, and Abdul Razzaq Abdullah Al-Agha, who was initially wounded and later died. Three additional wounded civilians were later discovered according to a local medical source.

The bodies were found under the rubble of farmhouse targeted by warplanes, according to news agency SMART. Numerous other homes in the village of Maasran were destroyed during the afternoon strike that also targeted Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing towards the Turkish border.

Local sources and witnesses described the warplanes as Russian fixed wing planes.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

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
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]