Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4314

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

منطف, Mantaf, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.7742266, 36.6543839 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians, including at least one woman, was killed and up to nine others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Mantaf on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “the killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef”.

SCD also added that “while the mother is in intensive care, her fetus dies before he comes to her, as a result of being hit by shrapnel of a guided missile from the Russian warplanes. However, other sources, including @alatareb, reported that the mother and her fetus were killed in the strikes.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported “a 16-year-old girl, named as Safaa Abboud was killed, along with the unborn baby of Samaher Muhammad Barakat, while six other civilians were injured when fixed-wing warplanes which we believed were Russian fired missiles on houses in the outskirts of Mentef village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate on June 12. SNHR has received assurances that the unborn baby’s mother, named above, is alive and is receiving treatment in a hospital in Idlib governorate.”

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the pregnant woman and her fetus were killed, while adding that only one other person was injured. Zaiton mag gave the highest estimate that nine civilians were injured in the airstrikes on Mantef.

@Nabel_othman023 tweeted that “residential neighborhoods were targeted in the village of Mantef, near the city of Jericho this afternoon”.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia or did not distinguish whether Russia or the regime was responsible.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Safaa Abboud 16 years old female killed
  • Samaher Muhammad Barakat Age unknown female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
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    Image of the fetus of a pregnant woman who was affected by an airstrike on the village of Mantef on June 12, 2021. While some sources reported that only the fetus was killed, other sources reported that the pregnant mother was killed as well. (Image posted by @a175286)
  • Image of the explosion caused by the airstrikes on the town of Mantef on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @WM_FREESYR)
  • Image of the explosion caused by the airstrikes on the town of Mantef on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by @moeredah)
  • Image of the explosion caused by the airstrikes on the town of Mantef on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by Hmo Syria)
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    Blood in Al Shami Hospital from the victims of the bombing of Mantef on June 12, 2021. (Image posted by Abo Hamza Kalali via Facebook)

Geolocation notes (4) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the village of Mantaf (منطف). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 35.7742266, 36.6543839.

  • Reports of the incident mention the village of Mantaf (منطف). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to exact coordinates.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged satellite imagery based on sources.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged audio-visual material from sources.

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @alaaibra95

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
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]