Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4455

Incident date

February 16, 2020

Location

معرة مصرين, Ma`arat Masrin, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one child was injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling on Ma`arat Masrin on February 16, 2020.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that a child was wounded by artillery shelling on Ma`arat Masrin and that the volunteers transferred the child to a nearby hospital.

Our Syria reported about artillery shelling in the vicinity of the Turkish point.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the regime. However, @NEDAAPOST reported that Russian carried out the artillery shelling of Ma`arat Masrin.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets respond to strikes on Ma`arat Masrin on February 16, 2020. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets respond to strikes on Ma`arat Masrin on February 16, 2020. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • strikes on Ma`arat Masrin on February 16, 2020. (Image posted by @galyarahal)
  • White Helmets respond to strikes on Ma`arat Masrin on February 16, 2020. (Image posted by @MoamenRawy)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (10) [ collapse]