Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4280

Incident date

December 21, 2019

Location

تل منس, Tal Menes, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

In one of two incidents in Tal Menes on December 21-22, 2019, civilians were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on the village the morning of December 21st, 2019, according to local sources.

Both @ShahbaPress and a Facebook post by Mustafa.alshekh78 identified civilians injured in the strikes but did not provide a number.

A Facebook post by Wasim Alkhalaf reported that Russian raids were carried out against the village of Tal Menes at 10:36 and at 10:46.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes. Alkhaleej Online reported that the regime carried out the strikes while @AramMedia_N attributed the strikes to Russia. A tweet from @oulaalassaad identified Su-24 warplanes as carrying out the missile strikes while @mhmood540123 referred to a helicopter.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]