On February 20th, the village of Ma’arat Na’asan was struck by alleged Russian or regime warplanes, resulting in the death of one civilian, a media activist.
A tweet from Ahmed Dekhan announced the killing of media activist and photographer Abdul Nasser Haj Hamdan. @MousaAlamar and Edlib News tweeted similar information as well. Alaraby News said that the photographer was working in the city media office, just north of Idlib and went to cover the assault when he was killed. This information was corroborated by IMC News, Zaitun Agency, and the Justice Organization. Shaam News later reported that the activist was originally from Bunche.
Smart News reported that Russian warplanes specifically hit the buildings within Ma’arat Na’asan.
The majority of sources attributed the strikes to Russian forces. However, Euphrates Post attributed the death of the civilian to artillery shelling by the regime.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdelnaser Haj Hamdan Adult male killed