Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3570

Incident date

January 4, 2019

Location

مزرعة المنطار, Al Mentar farm, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At 5am on January the 4th, an alleged Russian airstrike struck a farm in al-Mentar (Mazra’et Al Mentar) west of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern Idlib countryside injuring seven people, including a child and two women from the village of Al-Jibin, according to local media.

Civil Defense Forces reportedly rescued the family who was trapped under the rubble of their house. According to Halab Today TV, the victims were Iraqi civilians.

Ziad al-Aboud, commander of the civil defense sector in Khan Sheikun, added that this attack was one of three airstrikes with high-explosive missiles launched by a Russian aircraft.

Shabab al latamna reported the injured seven people belong to Omar Al Nimer‘s family, and that they include two children and two women.

The incident occured at 5:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mentar (Mazra’et Al Mentar) farm in Idlib (via Step News).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mentar (Mazra’et Al Mentar) farm in Idlib (via Lenskhanshykon1).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mentar (Mazra’et Al Mentar) farm in Idlib (via Halab Today TV).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mentar (Mazra’et Al Mentar) farm in Idlib (via Syria TV).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the Mantar Farm (via Horrya.net).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the Mantar Farm (via Horrya.net).
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the Mantar Farm (via Horrya.net).
  • Syrian Civil Defense forces rescuing survivors of an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Mantar farm (via Halab Today TV).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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]