Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3736

Incident date

July 25, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafarouma, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reported killed, and a further 10 injured, in airstrikes on Kafarouma, Idlib, on July 25th.

Edlib Media Center cited “three people killed and several wounded when the military aircraft targeted the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib with rockets.”

Meanwhile, Ariha Today reported “the martyrdom of a woman and a child, and 10 wounded people, including four children, and people trapped under the rubble of a military air strike targeting houses of civilians in the town of # Kaafrouma west of Ma`arat al-Nu’man.”

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “at least two civilians, a woman and a child, from the same family were killed as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafrooma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019..”

In two later posts, the source blamed Syrian regime helicopters that “dropped several barrel bombs on Ibn Hayyan Elementary School” and another “several barrel bombs near al Kabir Mosque” in Kafarouma village.

Others sources cited three civilians killed, and several wounded.

Edlib Media Center cited the use of “explosive barrels” in the attack.”

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russian forces, while a number named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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    Image Caption Translation: "Two martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of the Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kafarouma in the southern countryside of Idlib by air strike." (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Two martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of the Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kafarouma in the southern countryside of Idlib by air strike." (via @IdlibPlus)
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    Image Caption Translation: "Two martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of the Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kafarouma in the southern countryside of Idlib by air strike." (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image Caption Translation: "Two martyrs and a number of wounded as a result of the Russian warplanes targeted the town of Kafarouma in the southern countryside of Idlib by air strike." (via @IdlibPlus)
  • Image caption translation: "Russian warplanes target the town of Kafarouma in the southern countryside of Idlib." (via Kafar Zeita post)
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    Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption Translation: "The martyrdom of a child and a woman as a result of Russian air raids targeting civilian houses in the center of the town of Kafarouma south of Idlib." (via Macro Media Center)
  • Image Caption: "Russian forces killed 2 civilians in Kafarouma village in Idlib, on July 25 SNHR: at least two civilians, a woman and a child, from the same family killed as fixed-wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on Kafrooma village in Idlib governorate southern suburbs, on July 25, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Syrian regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on Ibn Hayyan Elementary School in Kafrooma village on July 25th (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 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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

Sources (20) [ collapse]