Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3653

Incident date

July 4, 2019

Location

كنصفرة, Kansafra, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported a child was killed and his father and others were injured in an airstrike on Kansafra, Idlib, around noon on July 4th. The Syrian Civil Defense who was at the scene reported that the village was struck with an explosive missile.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “the child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, from Bsamis village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, age 9, was killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on east of Kansafra village”.

@SyrianCoalition alleged “the martyrdom of a child and his father’s injury as a result of Russian airstrikes on the outskirts of the town of Kansafra in Idlib”.

Edlib Media Center added the “injury of others”.

No other information is known at this time.

The incident occured around midday.

  • Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi 9 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    A wounded father carrying his son, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Kansafra in Idlib on July 4th (via @SyrianCoalition).
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    A father carrying his nine year old son, Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, who was killed by alleged Russian fired missiles on east Kansafra village on July 4th (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteer carries the body of the child Yousef Samir Kfarjoumi, who was killed by an airstrike on Kansafra on July 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]