Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3847

Incident date

August 25, 2019

Location

تل منس,, Tal Mnes, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including women and children died in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Tal Mnes, according to local media.

Smart reported: “Three children and two women were killed and 10 civilians were taken to nearby field hospitals as a result of the regime’s warplanes shelling residential neighborhoods in the center of tal mnes village in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) put the death toll at one and named  Abdul Razzaq Fawzi al Twaini as killed. It blamed the regime.

Edlib media Centre said that four civilians died.

In a later post, SN4HR said  that “at least five civilians (three children and two women), most of whom are from the same family, were killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Talmennes town in the southeastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, for the second time on the same day, on August 25.”

Most sources blamed the regime, though there were also reports of Russian actions.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via SN4HR)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]