Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4092

Incident date

August 29, 2019

Location

التح, Al Tah, 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

Three civilians – a woman and her two sons (one of whom was a child) died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Tah the first hours of dawn on August 29, 2019, local media reported.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian warplanes targeted al-Tah town in the southern countryside of Idlib, leaving three martyrs, a mother and two of her sons, as they attempted to enter the town at night to remove part of their belongings that they left behind”.

Edlib Media Centre also said three civilians died but it said that they were two men and one woman.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Russian forces killed two brothers and their mother in al Tah village in Idlib. The child Adel Abdul Rahman Fahd al Barrouk and his brother Hamoud were killed along with their mother Amna al Sultan as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Tah village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 29.”

Smart reported  “three dead and two wounded from one family”.

A tweet from @MMCSYR reported “Three martyrs, including a woman, and the wounding of a man.”

A post by Hasan Al Agha on Facebook identified the casualties as “the martyrdom of two brothers and their mother and the injury of their third brother and their father.”

Most sources attributed the strikes to Russian forces while Geiroon and a Facebook post by Aks Al Sear reported that regime planes were responsible.

The incident occured around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • "The child Adel Abdul Rahman Fahd al Barrouk and his brother Hamoud were killed along with their mother Amna al Sultan as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on al Tah village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 29." (via SN4HR)
  • Today, August 29, 2019 AD, the criminal Russian occupation aviation and the criminal gang committed a terrible massacre against unarmed civilians in the town of Altah, which resulted in the martyrdom of two brothers and their mother and the injury of their third brother and their father # Martyrs Hammoud Abdul Rahman Fahd Al-Brook (M) Adel Abdul Rahman Fahd Al-Brook (M) Mother: Amna Zaki Sultan (F) #Injuries Rahmo Fahd Al-Brook (M) Mzaal Rahmo Albrook (M) (Images posted by Hasan Al Agha via Facebook)
  • Today, August 29, 2019 AD, the criminal Russian occupation aviation and the criminal gang committed a terrible massacre against unarmed civilians in the town of Altah, which resulted in the martyrdom of two brothers and their mother and the injury of their third brother and their father # Martyrs Hammoud Abdul Rahman Fahd Al-Brook (M) Adel Abdul Rahman Fahd Al-Brook (M) Mother: Amna Zaki Sultan (F) #Injuries Rahmo Fahd Al-Brook (M) Mzaal Rahmo Albrook (M) (Images posted by Hasan Al Agha via Facebook)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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

Sources (27) [ collapse]