Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3643

Incident date

May 1, 2019

Location

ترملا, Tramla, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that several civilians were injured by Russian or Syrian regime forces that dropped explosive barrels on Tramla in the countryside of Idlib.

According to Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib, a “helicopter targeted the town of Trmala with two barrels, and its southern and western sides with an explosive barrel and five sea mines”.

Baladi News claimed that the helicopters belonged to the Syrian regime and blamed them for the attack.

Halab Today TV reported that several civilians were injured in the attack.

@AlmanarBreaking was the only source that claimed belligerents were killed and said that “the Syrian army destroyed mechanisms of terrorists of ythe Al Nusra front”, killing an unspecified number of members “in the outskirts of the town of Tramla”.

Several other sources including Halab Today TV blamed the Russian forces.

No other sources mentioned  civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (12) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (12) [ collapse]