Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4098

Incident date

January 22, 2020

Location

تلمنس, Telmens, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died in an alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strike on Telmens, according to local media.

Edlib Media Centre reported: “The body of a young man who was martyred in a previous regime artillery shelling in Talmans town, south of Idlib, was found.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Muhammad Khaled al Na’san was killed on January 22, when he went to his house to take some of his family belongings to their place of displacement as Syrian regime forces’ artillery fired shells on Talmennes town in the eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate.”

Local Coordination Committees of Syria also named the victim, adding that he was 37-years-old, and that he died in regime artillery shelling. The source added that the strike occurred at 09:35 local time.

The Shaam News Network noted that both Russian and regime warplanes “launched dozens of airstrikes” across cities and towns in Idlib, killing one civilian in Telmens.

The incident occured at 9:35 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]