Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4409

Incident date

February 3, 2020

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

The town of Taftanaz was struck by an alleged Russian airstrike on February 4th, 2020, resulting in up to five injuries to civilians, including a woman and two children.

Two tweets from@EyadHoms20 claimed that “Russian occupation aircraft” struck residential areas within Taftanaz “with several missiles”. The Baladi Network supported the use of missiles upon the town of Taftanaz. @WM_FREESYR stated that the strike was a “night raid” while Resela News noted that the missiles were vacuum missiles. Later in the day, @so_ria98 reported casualties in the town and noted that missiles targeted the Al-Noor Hospital for Children and Obstetrics. Smart News reported that five individuals, including a woman and two children were wounded as a response of the bombing of the Al-Noor Hospital.

Reports from Taftanaz report that Russian warplanes specifically directed missiles at civilian areas, including a children’s hospital.

Russian warplanes were reported to have carried out the strike against Taftanaz, including tweets from@seerij80, Resela News, the Step Agency, and Smart News.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
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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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]