Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4415

Incident date

November 22, 2021

Location

قرية تلتيتا في جبل السماق في ريف ادلب الغربي , Tetita Village, Al Somaq Mountain, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Russian airplanes targeted Jabal Al-Summaq or “Jabal Al-Druze” (as referenced to by residents from the Druze sect), in the western countryside of Idlib, allegedly killing two people and wounding up to seven others, with vacuum missiles, on Monday November 22nd 2021.

The correspondent for Step News Agency reported that “Russian warplanes bombed with high-explosive vacuum missiles the vicinity of Talita village in Jabal Al-Summaq, east of Kafr Takhari”. Step Agency added that the residents still live in their villages as the area has not been targeted for several years.

According to a Facebook user, Suwayda24, the two civilians were called Ayman al-Qudah and Ibrahim Najdo and they were described as “young”.

Apparently, the strikes targeted workers picking olives on agricultural land and seven of those workers were injured. Although Sham News reported that “the sources pointed out that the Russian warplanes targeted the outskirts of the aforementioned village with several air raids, terrifying the residents, and causing great panic to the residents of the area, as the raids affected an agriculturl road while two civilians were passing on a motorcycle, causing their deaths.”

The incident occured during the day.

  • Ayman al-Qudah Adult male killed
  • Ibrahim Najdo Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (36) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Two civilians were allegedly killed when a Russian airstrike hit the village of Talita in western Idlib on November 22nd 2021 (Image via MMS)
  • Two civilians were allegedly killed when a Russian airstrike hit the village of Talita in western Idlib on November 22nd 2021 (Image via MMS)
  • Two civilians were allegedly killed when a Russian airstrike hit the village of Talita in western Idlib on November 22nd 2021 (Image via MMS)
  • Syria Civil Defense posted a photo of the rescue operation including retrieving the bodies, after two civilians were reportedly killed by Russian airstrike on November 22nd 2021 (Image via SyriaCivilDefense / Facebook)
  • Two civilians were allegedly killed on the outskirts of Talita village by an alleged Russian airstrike on November 22nd 2021 (Image via @mahmoodtalha22 / Twitter)
  • Two civilians were killed by an alleged Russian airstrike on December 2nd 2021 (Image via @abo_aljod84 / Twitter)
  • Midani Soydaa posted a photo on Facebook of the alleged Russian airstrike which hit Talita village on November 22nd 2021.
  • Midani Soydaa posted a photo on Facebook of the alleged Russian airstrike which hit Talita village on November 22nd 2021.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (36) [ collapse]