Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3764

Incident date

July 31, 2019

Location

كفرزيبا, Kafar Zeita, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources alleged that Syrian regime fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles on Kafar Zeita, killing two children and injured a woman in Kafar Zeita.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the children as  the girl Noor Muhsen al Yousef and the baby Mohammad Fadi al Yousef. Justice Organization reported that the baby was no more than 9 months old.

No other details are known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Noor Muhsen al Yousef female killed
  • Mohammad Fadi al Yousef 9 years old killed

Summary

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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Baby Mohammed Al Yusufi was killed by alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on Kafar Zeita on July 31st (via Justice Organization).
  • Syrian Civil Defense volunteers at the scene after an alleged Russian or Syrian strike struck Ariha on July 31st (via Syrian Civil Defense).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

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

Sources (10) [ collapse]