Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3968

Incident date

December 1, 2019

Location

كفرنبل, Kafr Nabl, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly injured in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike or artillery attack on the Joni neighborhood of Kafr Nabl in Idlib, Syria, on the morning of December 1st, 2019.

The injured civilians were identified as “Ali Qamar al-Obeido,” “Omar Muhammad Khair al-Obeido” and “Aboudi Maher al-Obeido” by a number of sources. KMC reported instead that only two had been injured, among them one named “Abdullah Maher Al-Obeido”.

The city was reportedly targeted by four vacuum missile raids taking place between 8.46 – 9:17 (8:46, 8:56, 9:08, 9:17).

While the majority of the sources blamed the attack on Russian Armed Forces, only Syriahr News attributed the attack to regime forces instead, claiming it consisted of both artillery and missile strikes.

 

The incident occured at 8:46 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Omar Muhammad Khair al-Obeido Age unknown male injured
  • Ali Qamar al-Obeido Age unknown male injured
  • Aboudi Maher al-Obeido Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A dead cat between the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Nabl in Idlib, Syria, on December 1st, 2019 (via @almo3tasem91)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]