Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4224

Incident date

February 18, 2020

Location

ترمانين, Tarmaneen, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were reported killed and up to nine others were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Termaneen in Idlib, Syria on February 18th, 2020, according to local sources.

Step Agency reported that “Russian warplanes targeted the vicinity of the Turkish observation point in the town of Termaneen, north of Idlib, with vacuum rockets, killing three civilians and wounding four others, in addition to setting fires in residential buildings.”

The Local Syrian Coordination Committees of Syria reported that Amjad Abdul Rahman Beiruti and Tariq Khaled Al-Jumu’a were killed in the airstrikes. They stated that a third killed victim remained unnamed and @Free_roar put the death toll at four. They also identified four injured men.

A Facebook post from Termanin new generation also named four of the injured: Musab Sharif, Ammar Bakro, Abdul Latif Bakro, Abdul Rahman Beiruti.

@ufuk_sy reported eight injured, whereas the Syrian Civil Defence spoke of nine wounded civilians. According to Orient News, a woman and a child were among the wounded.

@Wesal_TV alleged that in addition to fires, there was “widespread destruction of civilian property”.

All sources blamed Russia forces for the airstrike.

SMART Agency reported from a military source that the Russian airstrikes were equipped with internationally prohibited weapons. “In the aerial bombardment on the village of Termanin by Russian warplanes, the ammunition that targeted the village is rockets and “napalm” incendiary bombs, which are considered internationally prohibited weapons.” A tweet from @darwiesh78 also referred to the munition used as “internationally prohibited phosphorus bombs” while @ala_hacioglu mentioned vacuum missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (47) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via @mohmad_rasheed).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via @mohmad_rasheed).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via @mohmad_rasheed).
  • Building on fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via @mohmad_rasheed).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Footage of alleged Russian airstrikes ont he town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers in the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers aiming to distinguish a fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (Aleppo Gate).
  • Amjad Abdul Rahman and Tareq Khaled al Jum’ah were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tarmaneen, Idlib governorate, on February 18th, 2020 (via SNHR).
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    Very graphic image of one of the victims of strikes on Tarmaneen on February 18, 2020. (Image posted by @darwiesh78)
  • Tariq Khaled Al-Jumaa, a displaced person from Jarjanaz killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tarmaneen on February 18, 2020. (Image posted by Abu Yamen via Facebook)
  • Tariq Khaled Al-Jumaa, a displaced person from Jarjanaz killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tarmaneen on February 18, 2020. (Image posted by Abu Yamen via Facebook)

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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (47) [ collapse]