Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3857

Incident date

August 27, 2019

Location

كفر نبل,, Kafar Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and “many” more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Kafar Nabil, local media reported.

@Abuhuzaifa_  tweeted an image with the caption: “A 90-year-old father takes the last glimpses of his remaining child, who was martyred by shrapnel from the shelling of the Russian occupation.”

Shaam reported: “Since the morning of Tuesday, the city of Kafar Nabil has been subjected to heavy rocket and intensive shelling, after a hard night of Russian aerial bombardments that hit the devastated city, causing great destruction to its civilian facilities and residential buildings.

“Activists said that dozens of rockets targeted the neighborhoods of Kafar Nabil…leaving a civilian martyr and many wounded, at a time when the city is still subjected to intensive shelling with artillery and artillery.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “Nehad Qunbur al Bayyoush was killed in a shelling by Syrian regime forces missile launcher on Kafranbel city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, on August 27, 2019.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "A 90-year-old father takes the last glimpses of his remaining child, who was martyred by shrapnel from the shelling of the Russian occupation."
  • A father sits beside his dead son following an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nabil. Aug 27th (via Shaam)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    5

Sources (7) [ collapse]