Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4106

Incident date

January 25, 2020

Location

تل منس, Tal Menas, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three or four Syrian Civil Defense ‘White Helmets’ volunteers were reported lightly wounded when Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes targeted their center in Tal Menas in Idlib, Syria on January 25th, 2020, according to local sources.

Syrian Civil Defense said in a FB post that “Saleh Ihrahim, Ihab Hashash, and Abdul Qadir Al-Sulaiman, three volunteers from Tal Menas center were injured as a result of airstrikes by Russian warplanes while they were in Al Ruwaiha village.”

However, Ariha Today said that “In the town of Ruwaiha, the Tal Menas Civil Defense Center was targeted by Russian warplanes, which resulted in the injury of three volunteers, lightly destroying the rescue vehicle and some equipment in the center.”

Shaam Network said the attack caused a suspension of the services of Tal Menas medical center.

Step Agency and SMART Agency blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the incident, while Ariha Today, @SyrianCoalition and Syrian Civil Defense blamed Russia, but Shaam Network blamed both Russia and the Syria regime for that.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tal Menas in Idlib, Syria on January 25th 2020. (via SCD)
  • A SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tal Menas in Idlib, Syria on January 25th 2020. (via SCD)
  • A SCD volunteer injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tal Menas in Idlib, Syria on January 25th 2020. (via SCD)
  • Damage to a vehicle used by SCD as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting their center in Tal Menas, Idlib, Syria on January 25th, 2020 (via @SyrianCoalition)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]