Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3241

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

35.99832, 36.78579 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between three to six civilians including up to four children were reportedly killed and as many as 25 more wounded in airstrikes on a kindergarten in Taftanaz, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

Idlib Plus put the death toll at three civilians, including a child

@foadhasan471 reported that four children were killed in the raid, while the Violations Documentation Centre )who blamed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”) and @IdlibPlus reported that only one child was killed. But @foadhasan471 said four of those killed were children – and more children were wounded.

However, the Shaam News Network said that six civilians died and others were injured in a strike “on a kindergarten”.

There was as many as four strikes on the vicinity leaving damage to civilian property and as many as 25 injured.

Enab Baladi said that the strikes coincided with “clashes erupted between the Liberation Army of Syria and the Liberation Front of Syria in Idlib province following a three-day lull.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (1–4 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @alaaaldin455cdf)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @foadhasan471)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @foadhasan471)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @foadhasan471)
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    A wounded civilian in the aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @foadhasan471)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via @IdlibPlus)
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    Jomaa Asaad Rahhal, killed in airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via VCD)
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    Ahmad Mohammad Husniyeh, killed in airstrikes on Taftanaz, 12th March 2018. (via VCD)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (1–4 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]