Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3978B

Incident date

December 3, 2019

Location

كفروما, Kafarrouma, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, including one man, were reportedly injured in an alleged Syrian regime and/or Russian airstrikes on the town of Kafarrouma, Idlib governorate, on December 3rd 2019, according to local sources.

@Step_Agency said helicopters used barrel bombs to target the center of Kafarrouma, injuring three civilians.

Wasim Alkhalaf said helicopters initially targetted the village at 11:51, injuring one man, the village was subsequently targetted again at 11:57.

Whilst the majority of the sources said regime actions were responsible for the injuries, Shaam News Network reported that Russian and regime warplanes and helicopters launched dozens of air and artillery strikes on cities and villages across Idlib governorate during this period. The source listed Kafarrouma as one of the locations affected.

@AlArab_Qatar said the strikes on the village were the result of shelling.

Local journalist Mohamad Rasheed posted a video to Twitter that appeared to show the moment of the strike.

Schools across Idlib Governorate were suspended indefinitely due to airstrikes carried out by the Syrian regime and their Russian allies, according to @AlArab_Qatar.

The first reports about the incident began appearing at around midday local time.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Three civilians, including one man, were reportedly injured after alleged Syrian regime and/or Russian strikes on the town of Kafarrouma on December 3rd, 2019. (Image uploaded by @obadaalshamii)
  • Destruction following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike in the town of Kafarrouma on December 3rd, 2021. (Image uploaded by @AlArab_Qatar)
  • Smoke rises from the town of Kafarrouma after an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2021. (Image uploaded by @AlArab_Qatar)
  • Smoke rises from the town of Kafarrouma after an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on December 3rd, 2021. (Image uploaded by @AlArab_Qatar)
  • Destruction following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike in the town of Kafarrouma on December 3rd, 2021. (Image uploaded by @AlArab_Qatar)
  • A man prepares a truck loaded with possessions following an alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrike on the town of Kafarrouma on December 3rd, 2010. (Image by Omar Haj Kadour uploaded by AFP)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]