Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2491

Incident date

September 22, 2017

Location

التمانعة, al Tamana'a, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.457626, 36.750314 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that between two and six civilians – an entire family, according to one source – died in alleged Russian or regime strikes on al Tamana’a. Sources blamed both Russian airstrikes or missiles fired from Russian battleships. Some other sources also pointed to regime warplanes.

HNN reported that there had been “martyrs and wounded as a result of shelling byRussian battleships in the Mediterranean on the villages of Jabal al-Zawia in southern countryside Idlib”.

According to the Facebook group ‘Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town’ on Sept 22nd: “The warplanes of the Russian air force and the regime continue to intensify their air raids on the town of Al-Tamanah for the fourth day in a row. The number of raids reached 36, resulting in the injury of a whole family (father, mother and four children), in addition to the large destruction of civilian homes and farms surrounding the town.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2–4 children1 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • An airstrike hits Al Tamana'a, Sept 22nd 2017 (via Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town on Facebook)
  • Judd Ismael al-Bakri (via Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town)
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    Judd Ismael al-Bakri (via Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town)
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    Farah-Ismail al-Bakri (via Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town)
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    A victim of a strike on Al Tamana'a. KIt is unclear from the source who the vicitm is. (via Al Tamana’a the Free media office of the town)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2–4 children1 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]