Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3869b

Incident date

August 30, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabil, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.6155094, 36.5471898 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died and others were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime shelling of Kafar Nabil, according to local media.

Macro Media Center (MMC) blamed Russian and Syrian regime forces for the shelling, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) attributed blame to the Syrian regime forces alone.

SN4HR identified one civilian, while Shaam News put the total death toll at two civilians. MMC added that others were injured.

A tweet from @mohanadalshekh named one of the civilians killed: Wagdy Ahmad Al-Musas Al-Hamid, a young man. The source also reported that surface-to-surface missiles were used.

According to @Josef40629350, “very large amounts of destruction and fires in the city of Kafranbel due to targeting the city with high explosive [Smerch] missiles” and @kefranbil reported on rocket launchers.

An image of a burning car was posted by @abuhuzaifa_ and a video was posted by @AyhamSteif, which identified “inside this car, a man is burning in the city of Kafr Nabl.”

A tweet from @IdlibPlus also identified residential neighborhoods as being struck by the missiles.

Sources were contested as to whether the regime or Russia were responsible, with @MasarPressNet identifying Russia and @HalabTodayTV attributing the strikes to the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Wajdi Ahmad al Hamido was alleged killed by a Russian or Syrian airstrike on Kafar Nabil on August 31st (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Image of Wagdy Ahmed Al-Hamidou "Wajdi Al-Suwas", a civilian killed in airstrikes on Kafr Nabil on August 30, 2019. (Image posted by KafarNabil via Facebook)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]