Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4413

Incident date

November 14, 2021

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9976603, 36.7856598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to four people were injured as a result of artillery sheling by the Syrian regime or Russian forces in Taftanaz, east of Idlib on Novemebr 14th 2021.  Local sources reported that this attack was with Krasnopol missiles.

Three of those injured were possibly employed by or members of the police force as local sources including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the shelling targeted a police station “affiliated with the Salvation Government” which led to the injury of three members of the police station.

A source on Twitter, @NidalAbdulmonem, reported that “a drone is flying above the targeted site, giving coordinates to shell again” and than that there was another round of sheling, followed by a third round on the same location.

A Zaman Al-Wasl news reporter added that “the shells caused widespread destruction in civilian homes, amid intense flight of Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance planes.”

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • "#Taftanaz east #Idlib now Krasnopol laser-guided shells target the town"
  • SCD posted on Facebook after a shelling in Taftanaz, on the evening on November 14th 2021. (Image via Facebook).
  • "Another shell now", @bakdash19 reported on Twitter on November 14th 2021.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Taftanaz (تفتناز), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.9976603, 36.7856598. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]