Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3804

Incident date

August 14, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in airstrikes on Kafar Sijna, Idlib, on August 14th.

Smart News reported the “martyrdom of a civilian and three others wounded, as a result of the targeting of Khan Sheikhoun, Sheikh Dams and the town of Kafr Sijana, by Russian warplanes, helicopters and rocket launchers”.

Shabab al Latamina stated that “two young brothers, Omar and Ahmad Khaled Al-Junaid, from Al-Latamina city, are injured due to the regime’s aerial bombardment on # Kafar Sijna town of Edlib southern countryside.”

Meanwhile, Shahba Press tweeted “a civilian martyr and several wounded due to aerial bombardments by Assad’s Army warplanes targeting Kafr Sijna town of Edlib countryside.”

One source attributed the attack to Russian forces, and two sources 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]