Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS4419

Incident date

February 6, 2020

Location

تفتناز, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was killed and four to five other civilians, including up to four children and a woman, were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on the town of Taftanaz on the night of February 6th, 2020.

A tweet from @HalabTodayTV reported that a child was killed and his family was injured in airstrikes on the city of Taftanaz. @WM_FREESYR specified that the child that was killed was displaced and that his mother and brothers were injured when their home was struck.

A post from Kafarnabil on Facebook provided the name of the child killed: Hamza Ali Al-Khatib. Samoo.ghazal posted on Facebook the names of those injured: Mother Khitam Muhammad Al-Khatib (Al-Dadoush); and her children Abdul Wahab Ali Al-KhatibMuhammad Ali Al-KhatibAhmed Ali Al-KhatibRasha Ali Khatib.

@Step_Agency put the number of people injured at four, also identifying them as being from one family while @baladinetwork reported that five people were injured. A Facebook post by Wasim Alkhalf reported that the family was displaced from the city of Kafranbel.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to regime planes. However, SMART News and @ShahbaPress blamed Russia while @abmualsu identified Russia and the regime as responsible.

The incident occured at 00:57:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

  • Hamza Ali Al-Khatib Child male killed
  • Khitam Muhammad Al-Khatib (Al-Dadoush) Adult female injured
  • Abdul Wahab Ali Al-Khatib injured
  • Muhammad Ali Al-Khatib injured
  • Ahmed Ali Al-Khatib injured
  • Rasha Ali Khatib injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    The child "Hamza Ali Al-Khatib", killed in alleged Russian strikes on Taftanaz on February 6, 2020. (Image posted by Kafarnabil via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]