Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4058

Incident date

August 20, 2019

Location

بلدة التح, Al Tah Town, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.539525, 36.725383 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and others wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Tah Town, Idlib, on August 20th, 2019.

Edlib Media Center documented “a martyr and several wounded after the Russian occupation forces targeted the town of Al Tah, south of Idlib, with vacuum missiles.”

Macro Media Center and Syrian Network for Human Rights named the civilian killed as Abdul Hadi Qteish.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also “documented the death of a citizen and the injury of five others”, while other sources cited “several wounded.”

According to a tweet by @baladinetwork, barrel bombs were used in the airstrikes while @jisrtv reported that the town was bombed with missiles.

All sources attributed the airstrike to Russian forces or did not identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • Image of Abdul Hadi Muhammad Al-Qutaish, killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tah on August 20, 2019. (images from Karam Abu Ali via Facebook).
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    Image of Abdul Hadi Muhammad Al-Qutaish, killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Tah on August 20, 2019. (images from Karam Abu Ali via Facebook).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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]