Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4059

Incident date

August 21, 2019

Location

تل منس , Tal Mnes, Idlib , Syria

Geolocation

35.636819, 36.737163 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One to three civilians were reported killed, and one to five wounded, in three to four airstrikes on Al Rahman hospital in Tal Mnes village, Idlib, on August 21st, 2019.

Of the civilians killed, one may have been a child – according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which identified those killed in Tal Mnes but did not specify whether it was at the hospital or during later strikes.

A Facebook post by Mohammad Albakor identified Nidal Ahmed Al-Abd Al-Majid as being killed in the airstrikes on Al Rahma hospital.

Anadolu Agency reported that the civilian killed in Tal Mnes was a worker in the “health center.”

Many sources reported the striking of a hospital and substantial damage and evacuation as a result. The striking of the hospital in Tal Mnes was one of a double strike on the town. Sources named the damaged hospital as Al-Rahma Surgical Hospital and a tweet from @rahhalahmad06 identified four airstrikes as hitting the hospital and rendering it out of service. Jisr Press identified three raids as being launched against the hospital.

Videos posted by @HadiAlabdallah and @shaamnews show the moment of the strike and the aftermath of the strike on the hospital, which shows that the hospital was largely destroyed with the ceilings caved in and the equipment damages. There are also White Helmets shown in the videos removing the body of a victim.

In line with other sources, @IdlibPlus tweeted that “Al-Rahma hospital in Talmens town of Idlib countryside has been discharged due to being targeted by Russian warplanes with airstrikes.”

A report by Enab Baladi quoted a Mustafa Has Youssef from the Syrian Civil Defense as saying that “the hospital [was struck] with four successive raids, which led to its being out of service, killing one person and wounding another as a preliminary outcome.” The center of the hospital was hit, which severely damaged it.

Many sources cited one killed and one injured, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the death of a citizen and a girl, as well as the injury of five others, due to barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on the residential neighborhoods in Tal Mnes village in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man.”

Shaam News referred to the hospital as being a surgical hospital and reported “three martyrs in Tal Mnes,” but did not specify whether it was at the hospital or during later strikes.

Smart News cited “many wounded” in the attack but did not quantify how many had been injured. Meanwhile, a number of sources documented one injured.

@SyrianCoalition stated that “Russia bombed a hospital in Idlib countryside, inflicting several casualties and leaving it out of service.”

Edlib Media Center stated that “massive destruction took place in a full residential neighborhood” as a result of the airstrikes.

A tweet by @Ahmadmuaffaq referred to the location destroyed as a “large terrorist stronghold” and then also identified the location destroyed as Al Rahma Hospital, which housed the sick and wounded.

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russian forces, yet a number, including a tweet from @BassamJaara, also named the Syrian regime as an active belligerent in the incident.

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
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (31) [ collapse]

  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The destruction caused by the regime's warplanes targeted the town of Tal Mnes south of Idlib with rockets." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Image caption translation: "A civilian was killed and another was injured due to four air strikes targeting Al-Rahma Hospital in Talmans town of Idlib countryside." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Al-Rahma Hospital has been discharged from service in Tal Mnes town of Ma'aret al-Nu`man eastern countryside due to four air strikes." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "Russia bombs a hospital in Idlib countryside, inflicts several casualties and leaves it out of service" (via @SyrianCoalition)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • Image caption translation: "The volume of the destruction caused by the targeting of the regime's helicopter gunships in the town of Tal Mnes, south of Idlib, with explosive barrels, on Wednesday evening." (via Edlib Media Center)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Civilians were killed and wounded in double airstrikes against Tal Mnes on August 21, 2019. It is unclear whether these civilians were killed or injured in the strikes against the hospital or against the mosque. (Images from Resala News)
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    Civilians were killed and wounded in double airstrikes against Tal Mnes on August 21, 2019. It is unclear whether these civilians were killed or injured in the strikes against the hospital or against the mosque. (Images from Resala News)
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    Civilians were killed and wounded in double airstrikes against Tal Mnes on August 21, 2019. It is unclear whether these civilians were killed or injured in the strikes against the hospital or against the mosque. (Images from Resala News)

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 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–5
  • 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

Sources (34) [ collapse]