Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3025

Incident date

February 15, 2018

Location

ترملا, Tarmala, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.5250124, 36.4741687 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians, including two Civil Defence members, were killed, and as many as five were wounded as alleged Russian warplanes struck Tarmala, Idlib, local media reported.

Smart News Agency, who cited local activists, said that a Russian missile targeted the Civil Defense team as they were approaching a military headquarters in the village that had been struck by the Russian warplanes. Reportedly, the warplanes then carried out a double strike.

The death toll spanned from one to six, the highest reported by the Syrian Civil Defence and Step News Agency. Multiple sources reported the death of Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, a Civil Defence volunteer, while others also identified a second Civil Defence fatality, an 18-year old paramedic.

At least one and as many as five were wounded, including members of the Civil Defence. Step News added that children and women also were wounded.

Additionally, the Smart News Agency reported that Russia had struck Tarmala by firing missiles from warships in the Mediterranean. According to Al Latamna Youth Group, cluster bombs had also had been used.

Finally, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that two Civil Defence ambulances also were struck, and rendered inoperable.

All known sources pointed to Russia as responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, and the immediate aftermath (via Smart News Agency)
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    Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, member of the Civil Dfence was killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Tamala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • One of the victims of the alleged Russian aerial shelling of Tamala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, member of the Civil Dfence was killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Tamala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Syria Coalition)
  • Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, member of the Civil Dfence was killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Tamala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • 18-year old Ryad al Alaiwi, working as a paramedic, was among the killed following the alleged Russian shelling of Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2918 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, Civil Defence volunteer, was among the killed following the alleged Russian shelling of Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2918 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Smart news Agency)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Two Civil Defence ambulances were hit by the alleged Russian shelling in Tarmala, Idlib, February 15th, 2018 (via Smart 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 February 1st - 28th 2018.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]