Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2805

Incident date

December 18–19, 2017

Location

التح, Al Tah, 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

One girl was killed and two other civilians were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the residential neighbourhood of Al Tah, according to local media.

Images published by a local source, @alathre1989, shows the severe damage to the residential property.

Despite most sources reporting that the casualty was a female child, @hish_m_c alleged that she was a woman. They are the only source to make this claim.

Eldorar News reported that there were three raids in total on the residential area.

According to Fath-news, “Russian occupation aircraft launched violent raids on the southern countryside Idlib early on Tuesday [Dec 19th], while the region witnessed massive displacement of civilians.” The source added there was significant material damage.

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Tah, 19th December 2017. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Tah, 19th December 2017. (via @alathre1989)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Tah, 19th December 2017. (via @alathre1989)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Tah, 19th December 2017. (via @alathre1989)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al Tah, 19th December 2017. (via @alathre1989)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]