Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4071

Incident date

August 25, 2019

Location

تل منس,, Tal Mnes, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including women and children died in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Tal Mnes on August 25, 2019, according to local media.

Smart reported: “Three children and two women were killed and 10 civilians were taken to nearby field hospitals as a result of the regime’s warplanes shelling residential neighborhoods in the center of tal mnes village in the southern countryside of Idlib.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) put the death toll at one and named Abdul Razzaq Fawzi al Twaini as killed. It blamed the regime.

Edlib News Network named the others killed: Fatima Badr Al-Aboud, 36 years old woman, Maryam Jumaa Khalil Al-Ahmad, 35 years old woman, Mahmoud Taher Al-Aboud, 11 years old, Amer Taher  Al-Aboud, 8 years old, Khaled Taher Al-Aboud, 5 years old.

Edlib media Centre said that four civilians died.

In a later post, SN4HR said that “at least five civilians (three children and two women), most of whom are from the same family, were killed as Syrian regime fixed- wing warplanes fired missiles on Talmennes town in the southeastern suburbs of Idlib governorate, for the second time on the same day, on August 25.” Tweets from various sources, including @adlbhamam1985 and @abds02747, also identified five civilians killed.

A tweet by @Ahmad_1alshble identified civilian’s homes as being struck and a tweet by @ufuk_sy pointed to the center of the town as the location of the strikes.

A video posted by @Ahmad_1alshble shows the dust cloud following the strikes over Tal Mnes and a video posted by @anasanas84 shows a bulldozer removing the rubble from the destruction caused by the strikes.

Most sources blamed the regime, though there were also reports of Russian actions.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (1–3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged regime airstrike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via EMC)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Tal Mnes, Aug 25th (via SN4HR)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: # The warplanes of the Assad gangs bomb the village of Telmans with missiles It led to 5 civilian martyrs, including two women and a child # Southern Idlib countryside (Image from @abds02747)
  • Image caption translation: The death of (Abd al-Razzaq Fawzi al-Tuwaini) from the town of Talmanes in the southern countryside of Idlib, as a result of the warplanes targeting the town with several missiles. (Image posted by Nouralhuda Nja via Facebook)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Caption translation: Abd al-Razzaq Fawzi al-Tuwaini, was killed as a fixed-wing warplane belonging to the Syrian regime forces bombed several missiles on the town of Talmanes in the southeastern countryside of Idlib governorate, on August 25, 2019. (Image from Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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 – 6
  • (1–3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]