Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2630

Incident date

October 11, 2017

Location

التح, Toh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.539525, 36.725383 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Airstrikes, allegedly carried out by either the Syrian regime or Russia in Tah village on the southern countryside of Idlib, wounded several civilians, including women, local media reported.

Multiple sources reported that the airstrikes, taking place on the night of Wednesday, October 11th, caused significant civilian harm, but didn’t result in any fatalities. HalabTodayTV noted that several women were among the wounded.

According to Orient News, “warplanes targeted the town of Tah in Idlib on Wednesday night [Oct 11th] with several air raids, causing great damage in the town and wounding a number of residents, including displaced people from outside the town.”

Large parts of the village were left destroyed as depicted in footage from the aftermath of the strikes.

Not many sources identified a culprit. However, a few, including Smart News Agency and @Razak0000 attributed the incident to Russia. Yet, the strikes remain contested as Orient News reported that both Russia and the Syrian were behind.

 

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage from the aftermath of the contested strikes in Toh, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017, where large parts of the city is left destroyed (via Barada Network)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the contested strikes in Toh, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017, where large parts of the city is left destroyed (via Orient News)
  • Footage from the aftermath of the contested strikes in Toh, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017, where large parts of the city is left destroyed (via Qasioun News Agency)

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 strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]