Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3880

Incident date

October 19, 2019

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

A man and woman from the town of Binnish were killed and three of their children injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on a house in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on October 19th 2019, according to several local sources.

@SyriaCivilDefe reported that Russian warplanes bombarded the outskirts of Taftanaz town in the morning. The victims have been identified as Ahmad Kamrou Haj Qaddour and his wife Huda Al Shaar. Their of three children were allegedly injured, although other sources such as Step Agency mentioned two of their children were wounded.

According to Syriahr, the strikes targeted a camp on agricultural land that was inhabited by displaced families in the vicinity of Taftanaz town.

Salim Al Mohammad, an activist in the area, told Giron that “Russian SU24 planes targeted an apartment house on the outskirts of Taftanaz town south of Idlib”.

Orient News reported that their correspondents on the ground counted 30 airstrikes in total.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • A volunteer of the Civil Defence Force on the site of an alleged airstrike on Taftanaz on October 19th, 2019 (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • The site of an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on October 19th 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • The site of an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on October 19th 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • Footage of the alleged Russian strike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19th, 2019 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo of damage caused by an alleged Russian airstrike on the town of Taftanaz on October 19th, 2019 (via Edlib Media Center on Facebook).
  • Photo allegedly showing the house that was targeted in the alleged Russian airstrike before and after the strike (via @so_ria98).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]