Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3816

Incident date

August 17, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafar Nabil , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Kafar Nabil, Idlib, on August 17th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “Russian forces killed two civilians from the same family in Kafar Nabil city in Idlib: Othman Abdul Naser al Ta’ta’ and the child Abdul Naser Shahhoud al Ta’ta’ were killed as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near a motorcycle carrying them in west of Kafar Nabil city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 17th.”

Other sources referred to “two martyrs” without specifying the age of the victims.

Sources predominantly attributed the attack to Russia, yet both the Syrian regime and Russian forces were named by a number of sources in reports of the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Russian forces killed two civilians from the same family in Kafar Nabil city in Idlib: Othman Abdul Naser al Ta’ta’ and the child Abdul Naser Shahhoud al Ta’ta’ were killed as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles near a motorcycle carrying them in west of Kafar Nabil city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 17." (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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]