Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3836

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

تل منس , Tal Mnes, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians were reported killed, and one to five wounded, in four airstrikes on Tal Mnes village, Idlib, on August 21st.

Of the civilians killed, one was a child – according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Many sources reported the targeting of a hospital and substantial damage and evacuation as a result. Sources named the damaged hospital as Al-Rahma Surgical Hospital.

In line with other sources, @IdlibPlus tweeted that “Al-Rahma hospital in Talmens town of Idlib countryside has been discharged due to being targeted by Russian warplanes with airstrikes.”

Many sources cited one killed and one injured, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the death of a citizen and a girl, as well as the injury of five others, due to barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on the residential neighborhoods in Tal Mnes village in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man.”

Shaam News reported “three martyrs in Tal Mnes.”

Smart News cited “many wounded” in the attack but did not quantify how many had been injured. Meanwhile, a number of sources documented one injured.

@SyrianCoalition stated that “Russia bombed a hospital in Idlib countryside, inflicting several casualties and leaving it out of service.”

Edlib Media Center stated that “massive destruction took place in a full residential neighborhood” as a result of the airstrikes.

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russian forces, yet a number also named the Syrian regime as an active belligerent in the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Russia bombs a hospital in Idlib countryside, inflicts several casualties and leaves it out of service" (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]