Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY018

Incident date

May 10, 2021

Location

عين التينة, Ain Al Tinah, Rif Dimashq, Syria

Geolocation

33.281773, 35.826240 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

At least one man was injured in alleged Israeli strikes on Ain al-Tinah on May 10, 2021. Local sources are conflicted as to whether he is a civilian or militant and one source reported that he later died of his wounds.

According to Step News, “the Israeli army targeted a person near the border fence with the occupied Golan on the outskirts of the town of Ain al-Tina. The person is from the town of Hadar, and he was wounded as a result of being directly targeted by Israeli forces.” However, @WithinSyriaBlog referred to the man wounded as being Druze and added that he is a “native of the Israeli-occupied town of Majdal Shams”.

Shaam News reported that Israeli forces “targeted a house” and the strike resulted in one person being injured. A tweet from @ElmasDean identified him as being “seriously injured” and another source described his condition as “his life is in danger”.

@SAMSyria0 named the injured civilian as Al Sheikh Tahrir Mahmoud. @MosheBerkovitch tweeted on May 19th, nine days later, that he died of his wounds.

Euphrates Post identified the “position of the Assad regime and Iranian militias” as being the target of the airstrikes and that “the Israeli bombing resulted in the injury of a civilian, who was transferred to Quneitra Hospital.”

Other sources also identified the injured man as a civilian. However, a tweet from @WithinSyriaBlog referred to Mr. Mahamoud as being ” a fighter in al-Qunitra’s NDF”, adding that “his brothers, Nazir and Tha’air, were both killed in the war and his late father, Walid Mahmoud, was imprisoned by Israel.”

Times of Israel referred to the location of the strikes as an alleged Hezbollah site and added that Mr. Mahamoud worked for Hezbollah. Carmel and North Portal added that foreign forces, including Hezbollah, hire local recruits to work for them in the area and Nziv.net identified the injured man as someone who “cooperates with Hezbollah mainly on drug distribution and observations of the Israeli border.”

All of the sources that reported on the strike identified Israel as being responsible. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the matter.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Al Sheikh Tahrir Mahmoud Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Hezbollah
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (36) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image of Shiekh Tahrir Mahamoud, killed by alleged Israeli strikes on Ain al-Tinah village on May 10, 2021. (Image posted by @WithinSyriaBlog)
  • Image of Shiekh Tahrir Mahamoud, killed by alleged Israeli strikes on Ain al-Tinah village on May 10, 2021. (Image posted by @WithinSyriaBlog)
  • Image of Shiekh Tahrir Mahamoud, killed by alleged Israeli strikes on Ain al-Tinah village on May 10, 2021. (Image posted by Karmel Portal for the north)
  • Caption translation: Al Sheikh Tahrir Mahmoud, from the town of Majdal Shams al-Mahallah, was injured in the town of Hadar. He was injured at the Ain Al-Tineh site as a result of the attack. (Image posted by @SAMSyria0)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the site of Ain Al Tinah (عين التينة), allegedly on the border of the Golan Heights, located west of Hader (حضر) town. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Hader are: 33.281773, 35.826240.

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Israeli Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Hezbollah
  • Belligerents reported killed
    0–1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–1

Sources (36) [ collapse]