Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3434

Incident date

May 17, 2018

Location

تل صندل, Tal Sandel, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.065201, 36.747095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A civilian was killed and four others, including women, were wounded as a result of airstrikes on the village of Tal Sandal, Idlib governorate, according to local sources. These blamed both Russian warplanes and the Syrian regime.

Orient News reported that “a civilian was killed and four others, including women, were injured on Thursday evening [May 17th, 2018] by airstrikes on the town of Tal Sandal.” Their correspondent stated that “the warplanes of the Assad regime targeted the town of Tal Sandal with four missiles”, adding that Syrian Civil Defence teams evacuated the injured to nearby hospitals.

Step News Agency and Edlib Media Center instead reported the airstrikes were Russian.

In the aftermath of the airstrikes, the Syrian Civil Defence team worked to remove the rubble and re-open the main road in the village.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Tal Sandel, 17th May 2018. (via White Helmets)
  • One person was killed and others wounded by an airstrike on the village of Tel Sandal in Idlib's northern countryside.

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]