Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1689

Incident date

November 25, 2016

Location

ترمانين, Tarminin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.229519, 36.816833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including two children, were killed and at least 10 other civilians were injured in four airstrikes launched against the town of Tarminin in the northern countryside of Idlib. Both those that were killed and injured included patients and members of the medical staff at the hospital.

According to multiple sources, including Enad Baladi and Step News Agency, the airstrikes struck an obstetrics and children’s hospital, which resulted in physical damage to the building and suspension of service to patients.

The airstrikes also struck a nearby residential area, causing damage to civilian homes. Both Russian and regime officials have claimed that they have not struck medical facilities with airstrikes.

The majority of local sources, including Syrian Network for Human Rights and Idlib Media Center, allege that Russian planes were responsible for the airstrikes. However, SPC identified that both Russian and regime airstrikes were carried out against the town of Tarminin.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]