Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4283

Incident date

December 22, 2019

Location

تلمنس, Tal Menes, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, initially reported as three, were killed and others were wounded in the town of Tal Menes after warplanes fired missiles into the town on the 21st of December.

A series of news outlets as well as the Idlib Civil Defense confirmed the deaths. Orient Net, Al-Muharrer Network, and Stab News with their reporter Omar al-Omar, listed the casualties as Hussein Hasan al-Hasan, Suleiman al Halabi, Hussein Makkawi, and Ahmed Abu Al-Laith al-Maati, described as an unarmed civilian, husband, and father.

None of the sources were able to confirm the exact number of wounded. The Syrian Civil Defense members could not immediately treat those wounded due to the fury of the bombing.

The bombing raids struck Talmans in the southern countryside of Idlib. Local reports confirmed that houses and residential areas were targeted by the missiles.

All local sources detailed the planes as Russian warplanes as responsible for these strikes.

The incident occured around midnight.

  • Suleiman Al-Halab Age unknown male killed
  • Hussein Hassan Al-Hassan Age unknown male killed
  • Hussein Makkawi Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Abu Al-Laith al-Maati Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image of Ahmed Abu Al-Laith al-Maati, killed in airstrikes on Tal Menes on December 22, 2019. (Image posted by Al-Maata clan via Facebook)
  • Suleiman Al-Halab, killed in airstrikes on Tal Menes on December 22, 2019. (Image posted by Abdul Jabar via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (20) [ collapse]