Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3719

Incident date

July 22, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafarouma, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that alleged Syrian or Russian airstrikes struck Kafarouma, killing at least one civilian. While Edlib Media Center reported one civilian death, other sources put the death toll at two civilian deaths.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime forces “dropped several barrel bombs on al Farouq al Gharbiya School in Kafrooma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, partially damaging its fence, and damaging its building”.

According to Shaam, “the indiscriminate shelling” killed two civilians. Baladi reported that “Al-Assad helicopter gunships carried out more than seven consecutive air raids on the explosive barrel on the town of “Kafarouma” in the southern countryside of Idlib, killing a man and a woman, and wounding others.”

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on al Farouq al Gharbiya School in Kafrooma village in Idlib on July 22nd (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]