Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2903

Incident date

January 16, 2018

Location

طبيش, Tbeesh, north of Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.493333, 36.655278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were killed – including six children and a woman – and nine more were injured in airstrikes which hit the vicinity of Tbeesh in Idlib, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributing blame to the Syrian regime, while most others blamed Russia. One source blamed both belligerents for the raids.

Images and footage show the extent of destruction in the aftermath of the strikes, which hit residential housing in the vicinity.

According to local media, air missiles were used. Another source reported that there were “dozens of of raids” on the vicinity.

Civilian housing was severely damaged in the raids, and the wounded were transported to hospital due to the varying wounds caused by the collapse of buildings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    Syrian Civil Defence rescue civilians and send them to medical facilites in the aftermath of airstrikes in Tbeesh, 16th Jan 2018. (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Members of the Syrian Civil Defence run to rescue civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes in Tbeesh, 16th Jan 2018. (via Paldf News)
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    A civilin casualty rescued by the Syrian Civil Defence in the aftermath of airstrikes in Tbeesh, 16th Jan 2018. (via Paldf News)
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    in the aftermath of airstrikes in Tbeesh, 16th Jan 2018. (via Paldf News)
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    in the aftermath of airstrikes in Tbeesh, 16th Jan 2018. (via Paldf News)

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
    7 – 8
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]