Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1883

Incident date

February 11, 2017

Location

ترملا, Tarmala, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5250124, 36.4741687 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and 10 civilians were killed and up to 30 others were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes against the village of Tarmala in the southern suburbs of Idlib, local media reported.

It should be noted that it was widely reported that militants from Ahrar al Sham were killed in this strike – and that it is unclear how many of the overall victims were non-combatants.

Consensus among most local sources, including Step News and @HalabTodayTV, was that Russian missiles and airstrikes were responsible for the damage and destruction in Tarmala. However, @Syriamubasher identified regime forces as carrying out the bombing.

The lower estimate of two killed and no details on wounded was reported by the Civil Defense Hama, while the commander of Ahrar Sham told Smart News that thirty people were wounded in the airstrikes.

According to @HalabNow, the area that was bombed was occupied by opposition forces, resulting in casualties among their ranks. However, according to @souri88911, the alleged Russia planes were firing indiscriminately at the village of Tarmala. In addition, multiple sources, including Step News, identified that Tarmala was struck by both land or sea launched ballistic missiles and airstrikes.

 

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–30
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Image of Abdullah Maasous, killed in airstrikes on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via @MousaAlomar)
  • Image of Abu Hazim, killed in airstrikes on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via @MousaAlomar)
  • Air raids on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via Hama News Agency Youtube)
  • Image of a man killed in airstrikes on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via Almasdar News)
  • Image of a man killed in airstrikes on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via Almasdar News)
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    Image of a man killed in airstrikes on Tarmala - Feb, 11, 2017 (via Almasdar News)

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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–30
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]