Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4009

Incident date

December 17, 2019

Location

تلمنس,, Telmans, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local media reported “a massacre” in Telmans, killing up to eight civilians including three children and three women. Dozens more were reported wounded.

Sources blamed regime barrel bombs and also Russian strikes.

According to Edlib Media Centre, “Syrian war planes targeted civilian homes in Talmans town in the eastern countryside of Ma`rat al-Numan. This resulted in the deaths of seven civilians including three children and three women, and many wounded”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (3 children1–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rises over Telmans, Dec 19th, following an alleged regime barrel bombing (via EMC)
  • Smoke rises over Telmans, Dec 19th, following an alleged regime barrel bombing (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Telmans, Dec 9th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Telmans, Dec 9th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Telmans, Dec 9th (via EMC)
  • Civilian casualties following a strike on Telmans, Dec 19th (via MMC)
  • Civilian casualties following a strike on Telmans, Dec 19th (via MMC)
  • Civilian casualties following a strike on Telmans, Dec 19th (via MMC)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (3 children1–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]