Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4240

Incident date

December 7, 2019

Location

تلمنس, Talmans village, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

As many as three civilians, one man, one woman and a child, were killed and as many as 14 others, including three women and a child, were injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on a marketplace in the village of Talmans, Idlib Governate on December 7th, 2019 local media reported.

According to Jamil Lababidi and Syrian Human Rights Committee, the man killed in the strike was named Nasser Abdul-Jabbar Al-Hassan. The Syrian Human Rights Committee and the Syrian Press Center identified the female victim as Amna Khaled Al-Mar’i. The Shaam News Network said that a child had been killed in the strike but did not name the victim

Shahba Press, Ariha Today, and other sources said the strike resulted in seven injuries, including three women and a child. Images published by @media_idlib show a child being attended to in the back of an ambulance. The Syrian Human Rights Committee said 14 people were injured in a barrel bomb attack that targeted a popular market in Talmans.

The majority of the sources said Syrian regime helicopters carried out the strike using barrel bombs. One source, Ebaa News Agency, said the strike had been carried out by “Russian occupier’s warplanes”. Other sources said the strike had been carried out by either the Syrian regime or Russia.

One source said the strike took place in the evening, while footage from the scene shows it took place during daylight hours.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–14
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Talmans, Idlib Governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @media_idlib)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on a popular marketplace in the town of Talmans, Idlib Governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @media_idlib)
  • A first responder assists a man and two children following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Talmans, Idlib Governate on December 7th, 2019 (Uploaded by @media_idlib)
  • A first responder attends to an injured child following an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on the town of Talmans, Idlib Governate on December 7th, 2019. (Uploaded by @media_idlib)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–14
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (26) [ collapse]