Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3767

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

كفر نبل, Kafar Nabil, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One woman was reported killed, and four to six civilians injured, in airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib, on August 1st.

Smart News reported the “destruction of civilian homes and a school in the city of Kafar Nabil south of Idlib in northern Syria, as a result of aerial bombardment of Syrian warplanes to the residential neighborhoods in the city. Activist Ahmed Hanini said on Thursday, August 1, 2019, that a woman was killed and four civilians were injured as a result of the shelling.”

Meanwhile, Halab Today documented one civilian killed, and six injured.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the school damaged as “Martyr Ahmad Alloush School known as al Reifiya School”, stating that the airstrikes “partially damaged its building and severely damaged its furniture”.

Two sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while one other source named Russia as the belligerent responsible for the bombardment. Six other sources did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Syrian regime warplanes fired a missile on Martyr Ahmad Alloush School known as al Reifiya School in Kafar nabil city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, partially damaging its building and severely damaging its furniture, on August 1, 2019." (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • 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]