Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2566

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

ارمناز, Armanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.084046, 36.5034 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between 15 and 40 civilians were killed in two separate air raids using thermobaric rockets targeting a residential neighbourhood in Armanaz according to local media. Sources all blamed either Russian or Syrian regime raids for the attack.

Most sources alleged the second airstrike was aimed at Civil Defence teams and other civilians trying to remove victims of the first strike from underneath the rubble, which would explain the extraordinarily high death toll.

More than 30 houses were totally destroyed.

12 rockets vacuum missiles were used, according to Syrian Civil Defence.

Some sources reported that dozens of others were wounded, however the highest count is Smart News who reported 75 were injured.

ZamanAlwasl reported the a Sukhoi 24 plane belonging to the regime carried -out a second strike as the White Helmets and ambulance teams attended the scene.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mostafa Hamzeh Shoeib Adult male killed
  • Daughter of Mostafa Shoeib Adult female killed

Family members (4)

  • -From Desoki family 1 Child male killed
  • From Desoki family 2 Child male killed
  • From Desoki family 3 Child male killed
  • From Desoki family 4 Adult female killed

Family members (2)

  • Nihad Elian Adult male killed
  • Montaser Elian Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Mayada Jamous Adult female killed
  • Abo Omer Jamous Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Tasneem Abdullah Younes Adult female killed
  • Son of Tasneem Abdullah Younes Child male killed
  • Mohammad Salim Abd Rabo Adult male killed
  • Asad Naesan Adult male killed
  • Hasan Asho Adult male killed
  • Yaser Daw Adult male killed
  • -Mohammad Yehya Adult male killed
  • Khadijeh Jafa Adult female killed
  • Taha Mostafa Affas Adult male killed
  • Amani Shoeib Adult female killed
  • Zakia Bashar Naesan Adult female killed
  • Khadijeh Hosain Beri Adult female killed
  • Loay Faqous Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Mhaikel Adult male killed
  • Dibo Danoun Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Abo Yaeroub Adult male killed
  • Riham Raboue Adult female killed
  • Rayan Mohammad Shoeaib Child female killed
  • Bashar al-Naesan Adult male killed
  • Wife of Maher Disoki Adult female killed
  • Nour Alath Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 40
  • (7 children6–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–75
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Picture of villagers burying the dead in the two airstrikes on Armanaz on September 29th (via Twitter: 7UFCmSxd0IUBffH)
  • Photo of Civil Defense Teams working tirelessly to remove victims from under the rubble after the two airstrikes on Armanaz on September 29th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Picture of a baby girl, allegedly wounded by the two airstrikes on Armanaz on September 29th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Graphic images of wounded civilians following the Sept 29th strikes on Armanaz.
  • Aftermath of the strikes
  • Aftermath of the strikes
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    Graphic footage of civilians following alleged regime strikes on Armanaz, Sept 29th 2017
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    Translation: "Watch : Rescued children from the rubble of the Russian raids on the town of Armanaz in rural Idlib"
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    More victims of the strikes.

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
    15 – 40
  • (7 children6–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–75
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]