April 2016 Idlib bombings

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April 2016 Idlib bombings
Location of Maarrat al-Nu'man and Kafr Nabl in Syria
LocationMaarrat al-Nu'man and Kafr Nabl, Idlib Governorate, Syria
Coordinates35°38′N 36°40′E / 35.633°N 36.667°E / 35.633; 36.667
DateApril 19, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-19)
~12:00 PM[1] (Eastern European Time)
Attack type
WeaponsAerial bombs
Perpetrators Syrian Arab Air Force (unclear)[2] Russian Air Force (unclear)[2]

The April 2016 Idlib bombings are two separate aerial bombardments on marketplaces in the rebel-held towns of Maarrat al-Nu'man and Kafr Nabl in the Idlib Governorate of Syria. The bombings killed more than 40 civilians and was described as a massacre by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.[3]

The bombings[edit]

Around noon on 19 April 2016, the marketplace near the center of Maarrat al-Nu'man was hit by an airstrike, killing more than 38 civilians and wounding others. Simultaneously, the market in the town of Kafr Nabl was bombed, killed at least 9 people.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Syria conflict: Air strikes on Idlib markets 'kill dozens'". BBC. 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Air strike on market kills around 40 in opposition-held northwest Syria". Reuters. 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ "44 civilians killed by 2 massacres in Idlib countryside". SOHR. 19 April 2016. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016.