Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1933

Incident date

February 28, 2017

Location

ترملا, Tarmala, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Three members of one family were killed – including a father, daughter and granddaughter – and others were wounded, following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Tarmala, local media reported. All sources except Idlib Media Centre – who said the regime was responsible – attributed blame to Russia. 

According to sources, a vacuum missile struck the residential homes in the neighbourhood, killing three civilians from one family.

Graphic and distressing images published show the baby with its skull mostly destroyed, while the man is almost unrecognisable.

The incident occured during the day.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Tarmala, 28th February 2017. (via Wala Bajasir)
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    Mohammed Hamoud al-Kashto, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Tarmala, 28th February 2017. (via Wala Bajasir)
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    Mohammed Hamoud al-Kashto, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Tarmala, 28th February 2017. (via Wala Bajasir)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Tarmala, 28th February 2017. (via Wala Bajasir)

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 specific strikes between February 1st - 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]