Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3899

Incident date

November 4, 2019

Location

قرية الكفير, Al Kafeer, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians, reportedly from the same family, died and up to 10 more were wounded in an alleged regime or Russian airstrike on Al Kafeer village, local media said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights “documented the death of three civilians of the same family including a women, in addition to the injury of four others of the same family, including three female citizens, in airstrikes carried out by regime’s warplanes on Monday morning on Al Kafeer village”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, also blaming the regime, said that two children were among those killed.

Shahba Press put the death toll at four with ten more wounded.

Local Coordination Committees Syria and @SyrianCoalition were among sources blaming Russian warplanes.

@SyrianCoalition said that both Russia and Assad were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child is treated in a medical facility following an alleged Russia strike on Al Kafeer, November 4th 2019.

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]