Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3823

Incident date

August 18, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

During another day of heavy Russian and Assad regime strikes on rebel-held areas of Idlib, one civilian was reported killed in Kafr Sijna according to local sources.

Shaam News noted that “Russian warplanes and helicopters launched fierce airstrikes amid artillery and rocket shelling that targeted the cities and towns of Maarat al-Numan, Khan Shaykhun, Hayesh, Kafr Sijnah, Kansra, Beida, Hassa, Hamedieh, Ma’arshoorin, Naqir, Deir Sharqi, Ma’aturahma, Turai, Ghannum, Zheyan, Tabish, Al-Tabaya, Ar-Raqaya, Shaykhita, Damamt, Ar-Raqaya, Shuqayt, Shmayt, Tamarah, Raqaya, Shaykamt, Damas, Ar-Raya, Raqaya, Shaykh, Damas, Maher As a result, two martyrs were killed in Maarat al-Nu’man and one martyr  in each of Haas, Kafar Sijna, Ma’arat Horma and al-Hamediya.”

Baladi News also  reported one civilian death, noting that unspecified “warplanes also raided the village of Kafar Sijna in the same countryside, resulting in a civilian death.”

The Syrian Human Rights Commission later named Abdul-Halim al-Haj Ahmad as being killed by “Russian shelling on the town” that day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul-Halim al-Haj Ahmad Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]