Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3662

Incident date

May 5, 2019

Location

ترملا, Tarmala, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians including a child and a woman died and as many as 10 more were injured in alleged Russian or regime shelling of Tarmala, local media reported.

Several sources reported only one fatality, though it was widely reported that a man and his seven-year-old daughter were killed, and that the rest of the family got injured.

Other reports mentioned the deaths of a man and a woman. For example, according to the White Helmets, the strikes caused “the death of a man and a woman and the injury of two other children from the town of Tarmala in the countryside of south Idlib South.” The report added that  civilian homes had been targeted with “artillery shelling that originated from regime forces ”

Tarmala village in Idlib. Six others were reported wounded.

SY24 suggested that two children were killed and several others wounded, adding that a school and mosque were damaged. Several other reports said that a hospital in the town was struck and rendered out of service.

Smart News Agency put the death count at three civilians “including a woman and a girl with 10 others injured as a result of dozens of raids with explosive barrels fired by Russian and regime forces”.

Sada.pro noted: “On Sunday [May 5th], the local councils in both the towns of Tarmala and Homs south of Idlib announced in separate statements that the two areas were devastated by the continuing shelling of Russia and the regime.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khaled al Fahd Adult male killed
  • Daughter of Khaled al Fahd Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Khaled al Fahd was killed along with his daughter in an alleged Russian airstrike on Tarmala village in Idlib on May 5th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: 'A child and her father were killed by an air strike on the town of Tremala, south of Idlib, Syria'
  • An alleged Russian or regime raid hits Tarmala, May 5th 2019 (via Ebaa )
  • An alleged Russian or regime raid hits Tarmala, May 5th 2019 (via Ebaa )
  • An alleged Russian or regime raid hits Tarmala, May 5th 2019 (via Ebaa )
  • The aftermath of strikes on Tarmala, May 5th.
  • Aftermath of a barrel bomb attack on Tarmala, May 5th.
  • Translation: "Helicopter aircraft throws explosive barrels on the outskirts of the village of Tarmala in southern countryside Idlib"

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
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]