Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3244

Incident date

March 12, 2018

Location

طعوم, Ta'um, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

35.973078, 36.748697 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Several alleged Russian or regime airstrike wounded an unspecified number of civilians in Ta’um, sources on the ground reported.

The Shaam News Network reported: “Russian and Assad warplanes targeted the city of Idlib several raids focused on Al Muthaf area and Souq of Hal, wounding civilians. The city of Taftanaz was also hit by a similar air strike on a kindergarten that left six martyrs and  wounded, and the shelling also hit the towns of Bnesh, Ma’aret Misrin and Ta’um town, causing many civilian casualties”.

Abdalghany.alaryan1 said that regime aircraft struck civilian homes in the town, while tweeted a video of buildings burning following an alleged Russian strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Watch the first moments of the targeting of the Russian air force to the town of Ta’um in the countryside Idlib, Ghouta burning .. Idlib burning …"

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]