Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3443

Incident date

June 10, 2018

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9976603, 36.7856598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least ten civilians, including five to seven children and one woman, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Nour Children’s Hospital and civilian homes in the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018, according to local sources.

Edlib Media Center initially reported “four martyrs: three children and a man, as a result of military aircraft targeting the town of Taftnaz with rockets.”

The death toll quickly raised, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights reporting that “at least 11 civilians, including four children and a woman, were killed as Syrian regime warplanes fired missiles on the vicinity of Al Nour Children Hospital in the west of Taftanaz town in Idlib governorate northern suburbs, on June 10, 2018.” Orient News reported that the air raids also targeted civilian homes.

According to Shorouk News, a source in the Syrian Civil Defence stated that six people were killed and that more than 25 were wounded in an initial toll. @HadiAlabdallah reported “dozens of wounded.” @SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that their teams were recovering the bodies of victims and evacuating the wounded.

The Violations Documentation Center of Syria reported the names of nine victims and posted a photo of an unidentified male. Six of the victims were part of the Al Sattouf family, among which Abd Al Rahman Ahmad Al Sattouf and his wife Shaimaa Abdullah Al Sheikh, two girls that were nieces of Abd Al Rahman Al Sattouf and two boys.

Morek City reported that “the twins of Jubran Al Sattouf” were also killed. It is, however, possible that one of the victims who the VDC identified as Shahed Jobran Al Sattouf (7) or Ghalia Jobran Al Sattouf (2) died alongside their twin sibling.

Syrian Reporter wrote that Al Nour Children’s Hospital was severely damaged and out of order after “three Russian aviation raids”.

Nearly all sources blamed the Syrian regime, but the Local Coordination Committees of Syria blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia, while Syrian Reporter blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 12
  • (5–7 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image of Al Nour Children's Hospital which was struck by alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Damage after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Child walking over rubble after Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Civilians in the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Damaged car after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Destruction in the town of Taftanaz after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Edlib Media Center).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes in Taftanaz, June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News Agency).
  • Damage in Al Nour Children's Hospital in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes caused severe damage to Al Nour Children's Hospital in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Damage in Al Nour Children's Hospital in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Al Nour Children's Hospital in the town of Taftanaz was severaly damaged in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Damage in Al Nour Children's Hospital in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Damaged door of Al Nour Children's Hospital in Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on June 10th, 2018 (via Qasioun News).
  • Footage of victims being pulled from underneath the rubble after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz, June 10th, 2018 (via @HadiAlabdallah).
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    Footage of victims after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018 (via @Ahmadmuaffaq).
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    Children killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz, June 10th, 2018 (via @SufianSamarrai).
  • Man showing his damaged car after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via @Ahmadmuaffaq).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018 (via @apdalrhmah).
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    Unidentified victim of alleged Russian or Syian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz, June 10th 2018 (via VDC Syria).
  • Ayman Hikmat Zedan, a parademic, was reportedly killed in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Taftanaz, Idlib governorate, on June 10th, 2018 (via Abdo Ghazal).
  • Morek City reporting the names of the Al Sattouf family victims who were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018. The Al Sattouf family was originally from Morek (via Morek City).
  • Moatasem Abdel Rahman Al Muhammad Al Sattouf and Nabil Abdul Rahman Al Sattouf were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018 (via Radio Morek).
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taftanaz on June 10th, 2018 (via Halab Today TV).

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
    10 – 12
  • (5–7 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]