Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3856

Incident date

August 26, 2019

Location

كفرعويد, Kafr Aouid, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died and 12 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafr Aouid, local media reported. Most sources blamed the regime, though there was also a report that Russia had been active over the area.

According to the White Helmets: “Three civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded, including women and children, in an air strike by warplanes that targeted the popular market in Kafar Awaid town in Idlib”.

The White Helmets added that one of its volunteers, Adnan Maglaj, was injured in the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A wounded child following a strike on Kafr Aouid, Aug 267th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Kafr Aouid, Aug 26th (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Kafr Aouid, Aug 26th (via White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]