Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3931

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

كفرسجنة, Kafar Sijna, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians of the same family were reported killed and three others injured in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Kafar Sijna, Idlib in Syria on November 12th, 2019.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), three brothers were killed and three others injured due to barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on a sports arena in Kafr Sajna.

SMART Agency said that “one of the civilians died as a result of serious injuries after being taken to the nearest medical point.”

@abuhuzaifa mentioned the victims names as: Basel Younis Al-Othman, Zakour Younis Al-Othman and Hammadi Younis Al-Othman.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The three brothers reported killed in an alleged Russian or regime forces airstrike on Kafar Sijna in Idlib (via @abuhuzaifa).
  • The three brothers killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces barrel bombs attack on Kafar Sijna in Idlib on November 12th, 2019 (via @abuhuzaifa)

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
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]