Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1087

Incident date

August 2, 2016

Location

تل سلطان, Tall Sultan, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.821376, 36.952131 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Following on from the deadly chloride attack on Saraqeb on August 2nd, Tal al Sultan village was also reportedly hit on the same day by alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes. According to Syria Direct, these raids were part of the same wave of attacks which blanketed Idlib as part of a revenge attack.

Al Jazeera reported that the attacks were Russian and were part of a series of raids which overall killed 15 civilians. According to the Shaam News Network, a woman and a child were killed by the shelling. However, it is possible these could be the same civilian casualties from the attack on Saraqeb (see previous incident). Syrian News also reported that there were some wounded. Numbers given were not specific to this event. Edlib Emc, however, specified that 10 people were injured in the raids.

A local resident tweeted “Russian aviation…more than five raids on the village of Tal al-Sultan. O Allah, peace, O Lord.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (12) [ collapse]